MOTHER'S DAY IN MEXICO is celebrated with enthusiasm with churches organizing a special mass. The highpoint comes as the orchestra plays "las mananitas", with distribution of tamales and atole, a traditional early-morning breakfast for all local mothers.
Las Mananitas is a traditional Mexican song which is sung on birthdays and other important holidays, often sung as an early morning serenade to wake up a loved one.
Estas son las mananitas, que cantaba el Rey David,
Hoy por ser dia de tu santo, te las cantamos a ti,
Despierta, mi bien, despierta, mira que ya amanecio,
Ya los pajarillos cantan, la luna ya se metio.
Que linda esta la manana en que vengo a saludarte,
Venimos todos congusto y placer a felicitarte,
Ya viene amaneciendo, ya la luz del dia nos dio,
Levantate de manana, mira que ya amanecio.
English Translation of Las Mananitas
This is the morning song that King David sang
Because today is your saint's day we're singing it for you
Wake up, my dear, wake up, look it is already dawn
The birds are already singing and the moon has set
How lovely is the morning in which I come to greet you
We all came with joy and pleasure to congratulate you
The morning is coming now,the sun is giving us its light
Get up in the morning, look it is already dawn.
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