Sunday, May 10, 2015

May 10th – Family Circus: Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day everyone!

Today’s comic is Family Circus.

Comic Breakdown

“We’re makin’ Mother’s Day cards at school!  But we’re not to tell a soul, ’cause it’s a secret!”
 – Dolly telling her mother the secret

What is going on?

Children are making Mother’s Day cards at school.  It is a secret which means the kids are not supposed to tell anyone, including their parents and especially not their mothers, because they want it to be a nice surprise.

This comic is funny because it shows how many children do not know how to keep a secret.  This means children tend to tell everyone everything.  In this case, Dolly told the secret to the one person (her mother) that she is not supposed to tell.

Mother’s Day

Today is Mother’s Day, the day to honour mothers and motherhood. 

Mothers often get flowers, cards, and gifts from their children and loved ones.

Mother’s Day always takes place on the second Sunday of May in Canada and the United States. 

Mother’s Day takes place at different times of the year around the world.  In the United Kingdom, Mother’s Day takes place on the fourth Sunday of Lent (usually in March).

Mother’s Day in North America originated in the US in the late 1860s.  It was created with the intent to reunite families that had been affected by the American Civil War.  The holiday began as a local event in West Virginia.  The holiday gained more and more popularity over the years.  By 1910, individual US states began adopting the holiday.  In 1914, the United States Congress passed the law that officially made the second Sunday of May, Mother’s Day, a federal holiday.

Today’s images are from here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

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