Sunday, May 11, 2014


MOTHER'S DAY IN YUGOSLAVIA


Found this bit of trivia on the Internet and I couldn't resist posting it.  Some countries have strange customs when it comes to Mother's Day. Perhaps the most bizarre is found in Yugoslavia. Two weeks before Christmas the children sneak up on their sleeping mother and tie her to the bed. When she wakes up her children chant...

Picture by Aliki from the book Mother's Day by Mary Kay Phelan

"Mother's Day, Mother's Day... what will you pay to get away?











She then bribes them with candy and toys that she has hidden under her pillow. Once satisfied they let her go.  

I'm sticking with cards and flowers.