Die Muttertagsbraeuche - Mother's Day customs
It's the children who honor and give thanks to their moms with good behavior, pampering, flowers, cards and gifts.
Die Muttertagskarte - gift card
Gutes Benehmen - good behavior
Verwoehnen - pamper
Die Nelke - carnation
Die Muttertagsblume - Mother's Day flower
In memory of Anna Jarvis, the traditional flower in Germany is the carnation. White carnations are reserved for dead mothers, the living ones receive red carnations and of course a big bunch of any other spring flowers and roses.
Weiss - white
Rot - red
Die Rose - rose
Fruehlingsstrauss - spring bouquet
Breakfast in bed is another Mother's Day treat. In Germany, Mother's Day is very much a family day. At the beginning of May, the weather is warming up and the day is often used for excursions.
Das Wetter - weather
Die Sonne - sun
Der Ausflug - excursion
Der Spaziergang - walk
Der Park - park
As it is a Sunday, Muttertagsgottesdienste are often held and attended.
Der Gottesdienst - church service
Zur Kirche gehen - attending church