Monday Jan 30, 2023
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Nepalese celebrating Mother’s Day today

2022 Apr 30, 6:10,

Mata Tirtha Aunsi, widely known Mother’s Day in Nepal, is celebrated with much affection and ceremony. The bond between a mother and her child lasts a lifetime and remains unchanged by time or distance. A mother’s love is unconditional. That is why it is celebrated to acknowledge the presence and role of mothers around the globe. This is truly a special day, to recognise the contribution of mothers who are mostly underrated in this patriarchal society.

Sushmita Shrestha and her mother. Photo: Sushmita
Sushmita Shrestha and her mother. Photo: Sushmita

Celebrating Mother’s Day is a tradition for all Nepalese who have or do not have their mothers and those whose mothers are far away from them. Sushmita Shrestha, who went for further studies to Australia says, “Being far away from home and my mother makes me miss her more, mostly on such occasions. I pray for her every day. However, for me, Mother’s Day is extra special and it is going to be flavourless without her by my side as I won’t be able to hug her.”

She says she has plans for her mother, “I’ve asked my cousin brothers to help plan a surprise gift for my mother and her sister. Though I can’t celebrate mother’s day physically with her, I can still celebrate it virtually and all thanks to modern technologies,” she adds.

Tara Rana and her mother. Photo: Tara
Tara Rana and her mother. Photo: Tara

Tara Rana, who is in Pokhara to continue her Master's education expresses, “Since I live with my relatives I miss her a lot. When I was with her, I never prioritised her company but now I understand her value. I call her day-to-day and as Mother's Day is coming, I really want to be with her and celebrate it. But sadly, all I can do is remember the good old days.” 

Keshav Narayan Shrestha says, “It’s already been 10 years that my mother passed away. Even then, on mother’s day, I wake up early and then pray for her. I do the required rituals for her. It’s just a gesture of gratitude towards my mother for all the things she did for me.”

Digamber Thapa and his mother. Photo: Digamber
Digamber Thapa and his mother. Photo: Digamber

According to Digamber Thapa, “Mothers are important for everyone and for people like us who are miles away from their mother, the celebration starts with a phone call. I always send money to my sister and ask her to buy the things she likes as this is the time when I should do something for her and make her day. Honestly, every day should be a Mother’s Day and we should keep our mothers happy.”

As Nepal celebrates Mother’s Day today, people from all walks of life will be busy making the day special for their mothers or honouring the memory of their departed ones.


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