I don't like having the government making these holidays. I am a mother and I don't like Mother's Day. I don't want some official day pressuring us to something personal, like my relationship with my children. We don't do anything on that day unless we feel like it. If we feel like having a normal day, we do. I'm not going to go stuff my face at some buffet because it says Mother's Day on the calendar.
Both these days feel like more birthdays. And we all know who does the bulk of work for birthdays--Mom. My husband just had a birthday, and now I have to corral the kids again into making cards, finding the wrapping paper, etc. We just did this!
If both these days disappeared off the calendar I wouldn't miss them. We could express our feelings when we want to, sincerely.