Photographer's Note

After trying to find out about this tradition internationally, from memory or different TE members, I thought of going to look on Wikipedia.
So, today,the last Sunday in May, it is celebrated in FRANCE, SWEDEN, ALGERIA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, HAITI, MAURITIUS, MOROCCO and TUNISIA.
The 1st Sunday in May, it is celebrated in SPAIN, PORTUGAL, HUNGARY, LITHUANIA.
However, the 2nd Sunday in May is common in most countries: US, AUSTRALIA, BELGIUM, BRAZIL, CANADA....
In BRITAIN and IRELAND, They celebrate it on the 4th Sunday of lent, which is always 3 weeks before Easter.
But there are really a lot of dates all through the year for different countries. The article on WIKIPEDIA is quite exhaustive.

This morning, I posted a photo of mother cats, with a long note about Mothers'days, and how mother cats are so good with their young that they could even be an example to human mums. Unfortunately, it was deleted the very minute it was posted. I think it's a real pity: OK, they were my pets, but the note really made it worth it: "Learning about the world through photography!" I received an e-mail telling me to plead my cause if I wanted it reactivated, but I didn't bother, as last time it happened to me, they just ignored my plea!
Still, I supposse with TE, we have to take the bad with the good, especially as there is a lot more good than bad.

Anyway, I have chosen another picture for Mothers'day!
I wasn't sure if sirens had children, 0:)), so I went on the net and read "Den lille Havfrue" from Hans Christian Andersen, and learnt that of course they have children, to perpetuate the race! This poor little one didn't because she couldn't marry her beautiful prince; so all the more reason to pay her a tribute on this day. And she does represent the delicateness of femminity.
When ANDERSEN wrote his tale in the 1850's, in which he related his own aspiration for freedom, little did he know that it would make him famous all over the world, both thanks to the tale and to the statue.

This statue was made by EDVARD ERIKSEN, and in 1913 offered to the city of Copenhagen by CARL JACOBSEN, the heir of the beer makers "Carlsberg". By having it sculpted and installed in such a beautiful spot, he thought of Andersen's tale and he wanted the sculpture to symbolise the attachment of the Danish people to the sea.
Now of course, it has become the symbol of Copenhagen.
I hope you'll enjoy it. It's a scan from the year 2000.

In WS, you'll find out about Cats' mothers day :-))

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