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8 Moving Mother’s Day Traditions from Around the World

Reader's Digest Logo By Sunny Sea Gold of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 8: On the equivalent of Mother's Day, known as Mata Tirtha Aunsi, Nepali whose mothers have passed away gather in a sacred celebration to honor their memories. Huge crowds flock to a large village in Kathmandu each year to wade into the famous Matatritha pond—this rite is said to bring peace to the atman—soul or essence—of their departed Hindu mothers.Find out more about the surprising history of Mother's Day.

Nepal: Wading in a sacred pond

On the equivalent of Mother's Day, known as Mata Tirtha Aunsi, Nepali whose mothers have passed away gather in a sacred celebration to honor their memories. Huge crowds flock to a large village in Kathmandu each year to wade into the famous Matatritha pond—this rite is said to bring peace to the atman—soul or essence—of their departed Hindu mothers.Find out more about the surprising history of Mother's Day.
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