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Monday, May 3, 2010

Mother's Day

May has arrived and with it one of the most celebrated days - Mother's day. It has been a very important date since hundreds of years ago, going as far back as to the ancient Greeks, where they worshiped Cybele. In the US it was mentioned since 1870 but was trademarked in 1912. In Bolivia, my home country, it was officially announced in 1927, commemorating the Battle of Coronilla in 1812 where women were fighting for the the independence of the country.

Overall in many countries we value women and our mothers and we use this celebration to show them how much we love them. In Santa Cruz, Bolivia there is a monument that I like very much. It represents the beauty and strength of the indigenous mothers in Bolivia:

The monument of "La Madre India" (the indigenous mother) was created in 1978 by David Paz Ramos. He was inspired by seeing a little child in the plaza running frightened into his mother's arms. The indigenous woman held him tight and saving him from any threats.

If you see the mother's expression, she seems ready to defend her child from anything. I'm not sure if they are from the Ayorean or GuaranĂ­ culture, but anyways I wanted to share this beautiful monument with you.

A few dates for mother's day celebration:
Bolivia - May 27th
USA, Germany, Hong Kong - Second Sunday in May, this year May 9th
Mexico - May 10th

Don't forget to call your mom and let her know how much you love her! Also don't forget your wife, grandmother and your mother in law!


  1. that's gorgeous! I found your blog through the Etsy forums and just wanted to say hi and that you have a new follower! Have a beautiful week!

    xo, Katie

  2. Thanks. I'm participating in your blog giveaway :)



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