Seasons of Parenting: Mother’s & Father’s Days
Posted by adiamondinsunlight on March 21, 2007
Today is Mother’s Day, here in Lebanon and around the Arab world.
I had often wondered why the day is celebrated in March here – and why we celebrate it in May.
Over coffee the other night, S (the same S of “beautiful south” fame) put the mystery to rest.
Mother’s Day is the first day of Spring, March 21.
Father’s Day is the first day of Summer, June 21.
I like the harmony I see between the two. The timing of these holidays in the Arab world connects parenting – which is about nothing if not bringing forth and supporting new life – with the two seasons that (at least for the American climate) do the same.