Celebrating Mother’s Day across the nation
Mother’s Day or Matha Tirtha Aunshi (In Nepali-Aama ko mukh herne din) is one of the important festival celebrated in Nepal.
Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in March or May.
In this day, all the children show respect and love to their mother and offer her with gifts and various delicacies and mother gives their blessings. Those married daughters come to visit her mother’s house with gifts and mother’s favorite delicious dishes.
To mark the importance of a mother in a family and her never ending duty towards family, Mother’s Day is celebrated. It is believed that a good mother is the need of every health and happy family. She is one of the strongest member in the family who holds the family with love and affection.
Likewise, people who have already lost their mothers, make ritual offerings in the name of their late mothers, praying for eternal peace to the departed soul.
A big religious fair takes place today at Matatirtha, a place near Thankot to the west of downtown Kathmandu.
Like any other society, the Nepali society very much reveres mothers while the Hindu scriptures extol mothers’ love and sacrifice for their offspring.