Food Revolution Day on 16 May is a chance for people who love food to come together to share
information, talents and resources; to pass on their knowledge and highlight the world’s food issues. All around the globe, people will work together to make a difference. Food Revolution Day is about connecting with your community through events at schools, restaurants, local businesses, dinner parties and farmers' markets. We want to inspire change in people’s food habits and to promote the mission for better food and education for everyone.

Worldwide, obesity has more than doubled since 1980. For the first time in history, being overweight is killing more people than being underweight, and at least 2.8 million adults around the world die each year as a result of being overweight or obese. This has to change, and it’s down to us. We need to get back to basics and start thinking about where our food comes from. We need to become a conscious community and understand the food choices we make on a daily basis. We can do this by improving food education.
Encouraging people to cook from scratch at home is at the heart of this. We all have family and friends who could make better food choices. On Food Revolution Day we can work together to empower people with the skills to improve their diet. Making simple changes to our food choices will improve our quality of life and our children’s. Forty-two million children under five are already obese and we need to reverse this. Let’s make some noise, raise our voices together and have a lasting and positive impact on their lives and ours. Food Revolution Day is our opportunity to get the world to focus on food issues and rally our efforts to bring food education back into schools.



Free ClipartOne of the favourite holidays in Spain is "el día de la madre" or Mother’s day.
Every year, this special holiday is celebrated on the first Sunday in May. This is a day to pay a tribute to mothers all over Spain who in return usually receive gifts from their children.

All over the world, Mother's Day is a time of commemoration and celebration for Mom. It is a time of breakfast in bed, family gatherings, and little "I Love You" notes. Although the exact history of this special day is unknown, it is claimed that it emerged from a custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. In those days, however, it was Rhea, the Mother of the gods that was given honour. In Spain, Mother’s day is celebrated on the first Sunday in May and is a very special family holiday. It provides children and adults throughout Spain with the opportunity to make their mother the centre of attention, and give her gifts and treats. It’s not surprising that this celebration takes place in May as it is the month dedicated to the Virgin Mary, Jesus´ Mother.
Traditionally, children in Spain spend days drawing a card and practising a poem as a surprise for their mothers. Shops also sell chocolates, flowers and other Mother's Day presents, but many children make their own presents to show their mothers how much they appreciate everything they do for them. It is treated more like a family birthday. Everyone in the family gathers for a special meal either at home or in a restaurant. Sometimes the best way to celebrate Mother's Day is to spend some time just with her.
Remember to wish your mom a Happy Mother's Day in Spanish on the first Sunday in May and say, "Feliz día de la Madre!"