Mother’s Day and a Mile for Mum

As is tradition, the second Sunday in May is Mother’s Day, and as part of the celebrations around 41 towns and cities in Slovakia will host the annual event A Mile for Mum, which will take place tomorrow Saturday 12th May.

Happy Mother's Day (c) Derek Harper

The main idea behind the event, which sees hundreds of mums, children, fathers and prams make their way along a symbolic 1 mile route in praise of mums. Now in its 9th year, the event is organised by the Union of Mother Centres, with special emphasis this year on Connecting generations as it is European Year of Acting Ageing, and so grandparents are invited to come along as well.

Mother’s Day is a relatively new celebration Slovakia, being celebrated only after the 1989 Velvet Revolution, as the communist regime put more emphasis on International Women’s Day. So don’t forget to make this Sunday a special day for all the special mums.

You should contact the local Mother Centre for details. Here is a list of towns taking part in the Mile for Mum project:

Bratislava, Bánovce nad Bebravou, Bošáca, Brezno, Galanta, Hriňová, Košice, Lehota pod Vtáčnikom, Levice, Lozorno, Malacky, Martin, Námestovo, Nižná na Orave, Nitra, Nová Baňa, Nováky, Nové Zámky, Opatovská Nová Ves, Partizánske, Poprad, Považská Bystrica, Prievidza, Revúca, Rohožník, Ružomberok, Senec, Senica, Sereď, Skalica, Sliač, Šaľa, Šávoľ, Trenčín, Trenčianske Teplice, Trnava, Veľké Zálužie, Vranov nad Topľou, Zlaté Moravce, Žarnovica.

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