On Mother's Day we say thank you Mum.
We tell Mum we love her.
On Father's Day we say thank you Dad.
We tell Dad we love him.
We give them cards and presents.
A celebration is a happy time when people get together in honour of something special.
Different religions or countries each have their own celebrations or way of celebrating.
In some countries there are days on which we show our mothers and fathers that we love them.
On Mother’s Day we thank our mothers and tell them we love them. The day is different in different countries. In many countries, such as Australia, India, Japan and China Mother’s Day is the second Sunday in May. In the USA it is also celebrated in May. In the United Kingdom, Egypt and in Russia Mother's Day is celebrated in March. In Mexico Mother's Day is always on 10 May. In Thailand Mother's Day is 12 August, which is the Queen's birthday.
Some children say thank you to stepmothers on Mother’s Day, and also tell their grandmothers they love them.
Mother’s Day is a celebration that is hundreds of years old.
In Greece, Rome and England there was a day each year when people honoured their mothers. In England hundreds of years ago the day was called Mothering Sunday.
Father’s Day started about 100 years ago to go with Mother’s Day. It is a day when we thank our fathers and tell the we love them. It is celebrated on different days in different countries. In Australia it is the first Sunday in September, which is in spring.
Some children say thank you to stepfathers on Father's Day, and also tell their grandfathers they love them.
Many children start Mother’s Day and Father’s Day by giving their mother or father breakfast in bed.
They give them flowers, gifts and cards. Sometimes they draw pictures for them or make a cake.
Many parents love getting a card or present their children have made themselves. That is a very special way of saying ‘I love you’.