Mother’s Day traditions around the world are as diverse as the women they honor. Customary ways of paying tribute vary from country to country, as do the date and time of year, sometimes for religious reasons. In Costa Rica, Mother’s Day is a national holiday, celebrated on August 15 in conjunction with the Catholic feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Otherwise, the sentiments expressed on Mother’s Day are universally the same everywhere. Words and gestures of appreciation often fall short in conveying what’s in our hearts. Our mom is special. All moms are irreplaceable. What would our lives be like without her? What would society look like?
“Supermom” has become a phenomenon of everyday life in modern times. Even if the same could be said about all generations of mothers throughout the ages, the complexity of maternal roles and demands being juggled by so many women nowadays is unprecedented.
Here’s our special tribute to a Costa Rican mom who also happens to be a world-class athlete – a super surfer mom!