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The United States recognizes Mother’s Day in the beginning of May each year.  This year it is on May 8th.  Mother’s Day is for celebrating the mother of the family, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.  Many people buy a special gift like flowers or jewelry for their mothers or take them to a nice restaurant to eat.

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When does your home country celebrate mothers?  If you are celebrating on May 8th, don’t forget to get something special for your mom!  Go here for some fun gift ideas that you can order online.

key words and phrases

maternal bonds:  the relationship between a mother and her child

influence:  to have an effect on someone or something

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