Today is Mothers Day in the states but it is not celebrated in Costa Rica until August 15. For us Expats, we often get 2 mothers days which is really cool.
Mothers should be honored several times a year in my opinion being a mother of 3 myself. I mean to get those special handmade cards from my adorable children is priceless and I welcome them anytime I am fortunate enough to get one.
Mothers Day on August 15 is a national holiday and Costa Rica shuts down for this day as for most other holidays here.
So if your an expat mom go for that twice a year mothers day. Really makes you feel special.