We used to count ourselves lucky if we could get a reservation at our mothers' favourite restaurant for Mother's Day, or snatch the last cake off the display counter in time for our annual celebrations at home. As the Circuit Breaker continues, we see an unusually quiet crowd this year, something we've never experienced before. Right now, we can only count our blessings to be able to show appreciation to our mothers, even if we are physically apart.
Live concerts you can stream while on COVID-19 stay-home notice
This Sunday (10/05), Singaporeans can celebrate Mother's Day with Families for Life and spend a day of online activities planned for all - from from storytelling sessions to video tributes. The much anticipated highlight is "Homemade for Mums", a livestream concert which starts at 8 pm, featuring local singers Joanna Dong, Aisyah Aziz, Isaac Ong, Liu Ling Ling and more. On top of the stellar line-up, families can look forward to a special appearance by JJ Lin, Kit Chan, and Stefanie Sun, who will be reading out heartfelt Mother's Day dedications submitted by members of the public.
The concert will end on a high with a nationwide mass-singing segment, where families are encouraged to sing 'Happy Mother's Day' in unison to the tune of 'Happy Birthday'.
Despite the current climate not allowing for celebrations like we are used to, Minister for Social and Family Development Mr Desmond Lee shared the importance of keeping spirits high by still celebrating within our capacity.¹
"While we continue to stay home to keep everyone safe, we can show appreciation to our mothers in creative ways. It is not just today but every day that we should honour all mothers for the important role they play in caring for our families," Minister Lee said.
Tune in to "Homemade for Mums" live on Families For Life's Facebook page this Sunday, 10 May at 8 pm. In the meantime, submit your Mother's Day dedications here before Sunday and stand a chance to win attractive prizes. If fate permits, your dedication may even be read out by JJ Lin, Kit Chan or Stefanie Sun!
¹This article originally attributed the quote to PM Lee. The article has since been amended.