Mother's Day at Centennial Park
Mother’s Day is a special commemoration of motherhood.
It’s a time to celebrate, honour and remember our mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers.
On Sunday 13 May, thousands of sons, daughters, husbands and grandchildren are expected to visit South Australia’s largest cemetery to remember and pay tribute to mothers that have passed away.
Centennial Park records its highest number of visitors on Mother’s Day each year.
It begins preparing for the day as early as March, according to Chief Executive Officer of Centennial Park Mr Bryan Elliott.
“Our aim is for Centennial Park to be a place where people can remember and celebrate the lives of their loved ones, and that those coming to reflect on the life of a mother who has passed away will be able to do so in beautiful surroundings,” he said.
“The Park’s team of gardeners go to great lengths to ensure the gardens are immaculate and facilities look their best at this time.
“Hundreds of families walk through the gates in the week leading up to Mother’s Day, with many more visiting on Sunday to pay their respects.
“Thousands of bouquets are placed by visitors and by lunchtime, Centennial Park becomes a sea of colour.
“Floral tributes are also delivered and placed on behalf of people living interstate or who are unable to personally visit Centennial Park.
“It’s a perfect tribute to the spirit of Mother’s Day.”