Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happy Mother's Day... in Egypt




Today, March 21st is Mother's Day, Eid al Um in Egypt. Mother's Day  is also celebrated today in Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Syria, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Sudan and Saudi Arabia.

So I will celebrate two Mother's Days, this one today and the traditional one in May like we have in the USA.

This morning Super S says "Happy Mothers Day baby, I want to buy you something very nice..." I said "Ok, just get me some Clexane..." we laughed so hard! He is such a sweet guy but I told him, next year baby, buy me something next year.

What's really nice about Mother's Day here in Cairo is that gifts are not just given to Mothers. Older women in families, aunts and even teachers are celebrated by the children, its really cool. Its a huge deal here, songs are played on the radio about mothers, commericals on TV reflect Mothers, TV shows will host Mothers and their lives, it really is a huge celebration. And is should be right? I think its wonderful.

So Happy Mother's Day to me. I am 8 weeks, 1 day pregnant today and I am happy.

29 comments:

  1. Popping in from IComLeavWe.

    Happy Mother's Day & Congratulations on the twins. :)

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  2. Happy Mother's Day! What a joy! I love that y'all celebrate all family...in my own family we have always included the aunts, cousins, etc. I think it makes family (especially the women) very important in the children's eyes.

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  3. Happy Mother's Day! Honoring all the important women in the family sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate.

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  4. Happy Mothers Day!!! Oh & you're going to LOVE your BellaBand when it comes, I got one last week...it's fantastic!!!
    Happy ICLW:)

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  5. Happy Mothers Day! I love the idea of honoring all important women.

    Liddy from
    No. 144: the unfair struggle (male-factor, speedskating, life)

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  6. That really is so nice! Happy Mother's Day!! I still would love to feature your success story on my blog! Check out the questions (at my link)...I would LOVE some international success!!!! I hope you're feeling well! Happy ICLW!!

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  7. Happy mother's Day!!! thanks for stopping by my blog, & happy ICLW!!! :)

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  8. Happy Mother's Day! Imagine how busy and wonderful this day will be a year from now :)

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  9. Happy Mother's Day and ICLW! And Congratulations on the twins. That is so exciting.

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  10. Happy Mother's Day. What is Clexane?

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  11. Happy Mother's Day. I didn't realize you were having twins. That's awesome.

    ICLW #79

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  12. Happy Mother's Day! Enjoy the celebrations!

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  13. Happy Mothers Day. How nice you can be a part of it!!! :)

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  14. Happy Mothers Day my friend!! Hugging you with love from the bottom of my heart, Fran

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  15. oh look who i stumbled upon via ICLW! ;-)

    congrats mama! happy mother's day! i celebrate you!

    it won't be long and i'll be celebrating along with you! xoxoxo!

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  16. Happy Mama's day! So lucky you get to celebrate twice!

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  17. Happy Mother's Day - with babies in waiting!

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  18. Happy Mother's Day to you! I never knew mother's day was celebrated in a completely different month in other parts of the world. I totally learned something new today.

    Happy ICLW! :)

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  19. I really wish the US would catch up to celebrate all the great women on Mother's Day here too! Great stuff.

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  20. I am so incredibly happy for you! Twins! How incredible... and a very Happy Mothers Day to you!

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  21. Happy Mother's Day hon. I hope this is the first of many gloriously wonderful Mother's Day celebrations to come!

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  22. Happy blessed mother's day! I am so happy for you that you get to celebrate this day knowing that you are growing two perfect babies. i have come across your blog from time to time, and was so over the moon when I found out you are expecting. Congrats!

    Loads of love!

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  23. Happy Mothers Day for yesterday :)
    And congratulations on the twins! Just imagine how incredible your next mothers day will be with your two little ones :)

    {ICLW #12}

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  24. Happy Mothers Day indeed! Love the clexane joke. Sounds lovely about the tradition of celebrating all the women in the family.

    xo
    A

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  25. Happy Egyptian Mother's Day!! How cool to get to celebrate 2 Mother's Days?!?! Hope you had a great day and CONGRATS on the twinnies.

    ICLW #33

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