If there is one thing I hate of being a Malaysian living in Britain is I am supposed to celebrate 'Mother's Day' twice.
It is confusing damn it!
Malaysians typically follow the US commercialised version of Mother's Day which is on the second Sunday of May - tomorrow, whereas the Brits celebrate Mothering Sunday (which has also been commercialised), a day of Motherhood celebration which takes place on the fourth Sunday of Lent.
In my opinion such celebrations are useless. By showering your mother with gifts and flowers, one is supposed to love his/her mother? All bollocks. If one love their mother so much, one would celebrate his or her mother every time they can and not just on a specific day.
Which is why I would continue loving my mum not only on 'Mother's Day' but anytime I feel like it. Obviously there are times when I felt anger with my mum - who doesn't? I might dislike her attitude sometimes (not now) but I still love her.
Same arguement about Valentine's Day where me and my girlfriend have a tacit agreement not to celebrate Valentine's Day because it's all false love. There are other ways to signify a love for someone and it does not have to involve material and certaintly does not have to be on Feb 14th.