― August 15th, is Mother's Day in Costa Rica. Here they celebrate it with style. Unlike Father's Day, which is synchronized with the same day in the U.S., mothers get their own special day here, and it falls on the 15th, regardless of the day of the week. It's a national holiday. ∙ To help celebrate I offer up this sentimental video of the song "Gracias Mamá". The translation of the refrain is: ∙ Thank you Mother, for praying for me each night ∙ Thank you Mother for being with [...].