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May 7, 2021

Celebrating Mother’s Day 2021

Duane Moody

While traditionally, many celebrate Mother’s Day on May tenth, in Belize it is usually acknowledged on the second Sunday of the month. So on May ninth this year, children, and is some cases fathers, are planning a special something for the number one woman in their lives. News Five’s Duane Moody hit the streets to find out how people are planning to honour their moms and mother figures this year.

 

Duane Moody

“For the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we celebrate this special day with our mothers. The quarantine regulations and restrictions on movement, for the most part, have forced us to become more creative with how we celebrate Mother’s Day.  So what are you doing to celebrate Mother’s Day 2021?”

 

Susan Martinez

Susan Martinez, Resident

“I am planning to go out to have a dinner.”

 

Duane Moody

“How has COVID-19 changed the way how you celebrate Mother’s Day?”

 

Susan Martinez

“Well it changed it drastically because now we have to have social distance and we have to interact less with one another.”

 

Vanessa Edwards

Vanessa Edwards, Resident

“Dah something I noh use to and every time I gave my mom a gift, she noh take care of it. And we stopped buying gifts for her, but I just feel so bad and she just work so hard and I see weh she go though just to try make the best fi we. So I kinda collab with my sister and say let’s do something for her so we decided to go to Pink Boutique and we got her a big Mother’s Day basket. So I hope she likes it. We try get everything weh I think she would love.”

 

 

Nikeyia Nicholas, Resident

“Well I dah wah mother myself. It is just about family, getting along, play games and things.”

 

Nikeyia Nicholas

Duane Moody

“Has COVID-19 changed the way how you celebrate Mother’s Day? I know from last year they had restrictions and this year. How has it changed?”

 

Nikeyia Nicholas

“Noh change me; same ole thing.”

 

For some residents, it’s a day to appreciate your loved ones. Like Nikeyia Nicholas, June Gabourel says that she will be bringing in Mother’s Day at her home, but will make it to church for her blessings.

 

June Gabourel

June Gabourel, Resident

“It will be a fabulous day for me because my kids will come around, they will prepare my food and I’ll go to church Sunday morning. Me and my sister will have an eat out and I will be back home and I will party the rest of the Mother’s Day.”

 

Duane Moody

“You think COVID has changed the way how you celebrate Mother’s Day?”

 

June Gabourel

“In some way yes, but in other ways no because it is for family, children and mother, so it doesn’t change much.”

 

Respectfully so, some persons, having lost their mothers, are finding it quite hard to celebrate this Sunday.

 

Joy Arana

Joy Arana, Resident

“I don’t celebrate Mother’s Day from mi mother pass. Even though nine years [have] passed, I still feel it ina mi heart. So I just gwen dah burying ground go lef wah flowers before Mother’s Day, not on the date. I still heartbroken so I noh celebrate Mother’s Day.”

 

For those will not make it to see their mothers, they took the opportunity to send greetings.

 

Susan Martinez

“I would like to send out greetings to my mom, who is in New York. Her name is Ramona Martinez.”

 

Duane Moody

“Send greetings to your mommy…”

 

Vanessa Edwards

“Hi mom. (Laughs)”

 

Joy Arana

“I have mi older sister dehn: Dionne, Anne, Eleanor, Jennifer, Earlene, Hazel – Happy Mother’s Day.”

 

Duane Moody for News Five.

 

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