Sheikh Mohamed says women symbolise 'goodness and giving' in Mother's Day tribute

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi calls women the ones who keep families together and raise heroes

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, wished women well on Mother's Day. Photo: Crown Prince Court - Abu Dhabi
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Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed has called women the symbol of "goodness and giving" in his Mother's Day tribute.

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces took to Twitter on Monday to praise the selfless mothers in the UAE and across the world.

Mother's Day is held on March 21 each year in the UAE.

As he does every year, Sheikh Mohamed paid tributes to mothers on this special occasion.

In a video, he highlighted the role played by mothers in raising children.

He called them the ones who "anchor families and raise heroes".

"The values and morals they instil in their children influence generations to come," he said on Twitter.

"On Mother's Day and every day, we reaffirm our love and gratitude towards them and pray for their everlasting wellbeing and happiness."

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, also shared a heartwarming video that shows how a mother takes care of her child from birth until leaving home to build their own life.

The video is about the unconditional love of a mother. She feeds the child, puts on his shoes, nurses him when he is sick and cleans up after him when he is fast asleep.

She is a proud mother when he graduates and remains a part of his life even when he leaves home, albeit through online calls.

And when the son returns home, she still hugs him with the same warmth as she did when he was born – her love never changes.

"To all mothers, who are like you, who look like you, you are the source of life, you are life. Our words fall short of describing the amount of love and mercy that you have placed in this universe. God bless you," Sheikh Hamdan tweeted.

Mother's Day is celebrated across the world on different days.

In the United Kingdom, mothers will be honoured on Sunday, March 27, but in many countries, the day is celebrated in May.

March 21 was set aside as the special day for mothers in the Middle East several decades ago.

Egypt first declared March 21 as Mother's Day in 1956 and other nations in the Arab world soon followed suit.

Updated: March 21, 2022, 12:38 PM