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How The Italians Celebrate Mother's Day

May 02, 2021
It's no secret that Italians are very familial in nature. When you get to meet someone from Italy and become his/her friend, sooner or later you'll probably meet every single member of his family. That includes extended family too! For Italians, family is everything! So when a holiday like Mother's Day arrives, you bet that an Italian would take it seriously. They'd probably move heaven and earth just so that their mothers would feel special on this holiday! If you want to really treasure your own mom this Mother's Day, take a cue from the Italians!
How The Italians Celebrate Mother's Day


Don't Forget To Call Her

There's actually an urban legend in Italy that says that telecommunication companies in Italy have their highest volume of calls during Mother's Day. The madre is the most important person in Italian families, after all! During Mother's Day, everyone calls their moms no matter what. Even when they already have plans to meet later, Italians will always call their moms on this special day. For many, just hearing each other's voices is enough. And in the midst of a global pandemic, a call to your mom will mean a lot more than you probably think!
How The Italians Celebrate Mother's Day
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Prepare An Italian Feast

If you are lucky enough to get to meet her this Mother's Day, cook her a true Italian feast. Different types of pasta, dishes that pair well with wine, the most delicious Italian desserts, and more! Usually, in an Italian household, it's the mother who takes care of the cooking. It's a tradition that's gone on to become a stereotype known around the world. But on Mother's Day, these extraordinary women deserve to take a load off and relax! So this time, take the initiative and prepare the feast yourself!
How The Italians Celebrate Mother's Day
Source: Wikimedia Commons


Bake A Heart-Shaped Cake

Many people might not know this but in various places in Italy, a heart-shaped cake is pretty common. It's cute, it's sweet, and it conveys your love in such a delicious way! Furthermore, although it's common in Italy, it's not exactly a traditional pastry. It's more like a novel dessert one makes to express their love to someone special. Now, isn't that exactly the type of reason as to why you want to make something for your mom on Mother's Day. Bake your madre a heart-shaped cake to truly show her how much you love her!
How The Italians Celebrate Mother's Day
Source: Wikimedia Commons


Learn To Cook From/With Her

As already mentioned, Italian moms are often the cooks in the family. At times, it gets to a point that they're so used to cooking for everyone that they won't give up the kitchen no matter what! Even on Mother's Day. If that's the case, then the best thing you can do is to learn to cook with her. Help her prepare the feast and, even though you're not exactly letting her relax on her special day, you're still taking a lot of the load off of her nonetheless. Who knows, you might even learn a lot more about culinary arts from your own mother than from a culinary school in Rome!
How The Italians Celebrate Mother's Day
Source: Wikimedia Commons


Pamper Them With A Day of Relaxation

It can't be stressed enough that Italian moms are some of the most hard working mothers in the world. They don't just cook for the family, many of them shop, do the cleaning, and the like! That's why when Mother's Day comes, many would treat their madres to a day of rest and relaxation. a trip to the spa for some much-needed pampering is a common gift. They would reserve a slot for their moms in the most luxurious spas around. Some would let their dads join her for a more romantic rest while others would also join themselves for some much-needed family bonding!
How The Italians Celebrate Mother's Day
Source: Wikimedia Commons


Shower Her with Hugs And Kisses

According to Italian customs, it's normal for people to go all out in kinship and the like. Heck, they're already kissing strangers on both cheeks! Getting all lovey-dovey with the ones they love is practically normal here. And yes, even with mothers on Mother's Day. You've probably seen it on various Italian TV shows and movies! How kids would embrace their moms and kiss them all over. It's not even uncommon for them to kiss on the lips too! How's that for touchy-feely? If you truly love your mom as much as the Italians love theirs, don't be shy in showering her with hugs and kisses!
How The Italians Celebrate Mother's Day
Source: Wikimedia Commons


Surprise Her!

Finally, if and when you can, why not surprise her? As you've probably already surmised, Italians would move heaven and earth to make their moms happy. And on this special day, many would even go as far as to go back home, no matter the distance, just to show their love. After all, this woman carried you inside her body for nine (some for less) whole months, and getting you out wasn't exactly a walk in a park! Taking a flight, boarding a bus, and exerting all of your effort to go back home just for Mother's Day won't exactly be as hard as what she did! Prepare for the screams and excited shrieks though!
How The Italians Celebrate Mother's Day
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Italians love their mothers! And when it comes to Mother's Day, no one does it like them at all. If you want to make your mom feel like she's on top of the world on this special day, you'd do well in doing what the Italians do!

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