Originally Posted by MrMister
Let's be real. Mother's Day and Father's Day are just days for excuses to buy shit. They're both a marketing ploy. You don't need one day to honor your parents. If you respect them, then it should show throughout each year.
Arabic mothers day isnt. Its a longstanding tradition in the region to honour the mother, the prophet especially having HUGE regard and respect for all mothers, something that has been passed on through generations
Despite the complete lack of a real gift giving or card industry, Gamal Abdul Nasser passed the holiday as law after being influenced by Journalist Mustahpha amin in 1956.
And unlike in America, it is celebrated on the first day of spring, March 21st
That being said.... i dont think we have a fathers day. Which is odd considering the patriarchal style of most arab families
But thats an argument for another thread