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Spa for Mothers Day treat

Postby chops » Sun, 17 Feb 2008 12:11 pm

Hi

I'm looking for (yet another!) recommendation! It's Mothers Day in the UK on 2nd March and luckily my mum will be visiting me over here in Singapore at that time. I want to do something really special for her and think that spending the day together getting pampered in a beautiful spa would be really nice... only one problem - which spa? There seem to be hundreds here and I only want the best for my mummy! I'm not too worried about the cost, more the experience. Can anyone point me in the right direction of a spa that we could try?

Thankyou!! :D

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Postby in8mom » Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:35 am

Hey, what'd you decide on? US mother's day is looming and I'd love to start dropping hints to DH. ;)

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Postby chixchix » Sun, 02 Mar 2008 2:44 pm

when is Mother 's Day in SG ???? :???:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 02 Mar 2008 3:00 pm

chixchix wrote:when is Mother 's Day in SG ???? :???:


It's the 2nd Sunday in May. It is the same as the US holiday where it originated.

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Postby ksl » Sun, 02 Mar 2008 6:14 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
chixchix wrote:when is Mother 's Day in SG ???? :???:


It's the 2nd Sunday in May. It is the same as the US holiday where it originated.


For Americans yes! Although I would suggest the idea stems from the Mothering sudays which is sourced has far back as 1854, suggests it originated some place in UK or Ireland, with it being a catholic tradition, i would probably believe it to be traced back, to Rome..

Although wikipedia is very interesting website, it is still open source and questionable, I became suspicious more than once of what is quoted in wikipedia, and challenged several authors, to prove their statements, of which they cannot....I have also claimed, that if they cannot produce facts, then they could suggest it is an opinionated, statement.

I'm glad SMS wrote what he did, otherwise i would have never mentioned wikipedia.....So I would suggest trying to validate all, information, with supporting data.

What made me question the above, was the term lent, which obviously expresses, the American terminology and therefor an American author of the information submitted to wikipedia.

At this time I have not backed up my own suspicions, although it is noted, that mothering sunday was first sourced back to 1854

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 02 Mar 2008 8:00 pm

From other reading it would appear that it is two completely different holidays. It would also appear that it is the British that get the two confused, and not the rest of the world. Mothering Sunday is a movable holiday based on the Christian Church and Lent as you pointed out.

Mother's Day on the other had is fixed and without Christian connotations although a local church in Philadelphia helped to start it at the urgings of Ana Jarvis in 1907.

The earliest Mother's Day celebrations can be traced back to the spring celebrations of ancient Greece in honor of Rhea, the Mother of the Gods.

So it would appear that the original poster was correct in his statement as he is British and I am correct in my statement to Chixchix as Singapore does not celebrate the British holiday of "Mothering Day" but does celebrate the US holiday of Mother's Day. It would appear that only 'some' the British are confused. :P

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Re: Spa for Mothers Day treat

Postby suesue » Sun, 09 Mar 2008 5:54 pm

chops wrote:Hi

I'm looking for (yet another!) recommendation! It's Mothers Day in the UK on 2nd March and luckily my mum will be visiting me over here in Singapore at that time. I want to do something really special for her and think that spending the day together getting pampered in a beautiful spa would be really nice... only one problem - which spa? There seem to be hundreds here and I only want the best for my mummy! I'm not too worried about the cost, more the experience. Can anyone point me in the right direction of a spa that we could try?

Thankyou!! :D


hi chops, thr is a dayspa at serangoon having promo for this mth.. check out the pls & svc first .. price is reasonable too. spalekraton.com

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Postby Matney » Mon, 10 Mar 2008 5:46 pm

On Monday, 2 March, I dropped my teenaged daughter off for school. almost immediately I get a text wishing me Happy Mother's Day. Of course, I had to text her back to inform her that it wasn't Mother's Day here, but it could have been in some other country. I wasn't aware that it was different in other countries because everywhere we have lived it was always the second Sunday in May.

FYI: Father's Day is different in OZ, than in the USA.


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