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Interesting Mother’s Day Traditions around the world

In honour of Mother’s Day we are sharing some interesting facts of some Mother’s Day traditions from around the world. Most countries tend to celebrate the day by treating Mom to breakfast in bed, or spending the day together topped off with a gift or two however not everyone celebrates the day the same way.






Most countries tend to celebrate Mother’s Day the same way that we all know it to be celebrated however there are a few exceptions that celebrate the day slightly differently. In Sweden the Swedish children sell plastic flowers to raise money that will eventually send mothers and children on a small trip together – sounds like a great plan!


In Yugoslavia the roles are reversed, mother’s are tied up and only released when she presents her children with gifts and treats, don’t worry this is all good fun and the same thing happens on Father’s Day!


Taiwan’s Mother’s Day is celebrated on the same day as Buddha’s birthday which means that there is a traditional ceremony of “washing the Buddha” that happens, followed by festivals and parties to celebrate.




Mother’s Day gifts from ACSA





If you will be celebrating Mother’s Day the traditional way then you will need to get mom an gift.


Should you be travelling internationally through our airports soon then perhaps shop for the perfect Mother’s Day gift at the duty free malls. There are so many options to choose from that finding the right gift for Mom will certainly be an easy task!


If your Mom is a fan of beauty, then shop for the best brands when you visit the duty free malls, brands such as Moroccanoil, Estee Lauder and more! There are also a range of fragrances that can be found from the duty free malls, be sure to keep an eye out for the mini collections if you don’t know your Mom’s favourite perfume!


The always safe but great present choice is chocolates and jewellery. One of the best parts about shopping at the duty free mall is their exclusive variety of chocolates that cannot be found in your ordinary store.


Be smart about your Mother’s Day shopping at the duty free malls by shopping online at our online duty free store here before you arrive or depart from the International side of OR Tambo International Airport. Added bonus, when you shop online you can save 15% off all of your purchases!

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