August 15th is Mother's Day in Costa Rica. Here they celebrate it with style. Unlike Father's Day, which is synchronized with the same day in the U.S., mothers get their own special day here, and it falls on the 15th, regardless of the day of the week. It's a national holiday and Costa Rica is unique in celebrating this even on that date.
To help celebrate I offer up this sentimental video of the song "Gracias Mamá". The translation of the refrain is:
Thank you Mother, for praying for me each night
Thank you Mother for being with me if I am sick
Thank you Mother for consoling me with your kisses
Even though you are not here with me, you are not far
You have given me and I will give you love eternally.