Mother’s Day Celebrations Around the World
Mother’s Day Around the World
Mother’s Day is a special day set aside in celebration of mothers all over the world. Many other countries celebrate Mother’s day on the second Sunday in May while other countries celebrate on a fixed day such as the May 10th, Spain for example, will celebrate their Mother’s day on May 7th. In the UK, it’s held on the fourth Sunday of Lent and three weeks before Easter Sunday. So while not every country celebrates Mother’s Day at the same time, what’s important is to honour mothers worldwide and that most countries do celebrate this special day.
Here is a look at how Mother’s Day is celebrated across the globe.
United Kingdom – March 26th, 2017
Mother’s Day in the UK, also known as Mothering Sunday, is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in the month of Lent, so it falls on a different date each year. In the UK Mother’s Day is celebrated with families treating their mothers to a meal, flowers and presenting her with gifts.
United States – May 14th, 2017
In the U.S. Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May each year. On this day, it is common for families to take their mother to a restaurant for lunch or dinner and to present her with flowers and gifts. Young children often make their mother a homemade card to show their appreciation for her.
India – May 14th, 2017
Mother’s Day is a fairly new addition to Indian culture and is celebrated mostly in metropolitan areas with many rural areas remaining unaware of the holiday. India celebrates it on the second Sunday in May by presenting their mothers with gifts and flowers.
Mexico – May 10th, 2017
In Mexico Mother’s Day, known as “El Dia de la Madre,” is celebrated on the fixed date of May 10th. There is a tradition to begin the day with a famous song, “Las Mananitas” followed by gift giving and preparing a meal in honor of their mothers.
Australia- May 14th, 2017
Mother’s Day is celebrated in Australia on the second Sunday in May. In Australia, it is a tradition to present mother’s with chrysanthemums both because the flower is naturally in season during the time and because its name ends with “mum”. Men will also often wear chrysanthemums on this day in honor of their mothers.
Author: Asian Mums Network blogger
|12 Feb 2017||Norway|
|3 Mar 2017||Georgia|
|8 Mar 2017||Afghanistan , Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Laos, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine|
|26 Mar 2017||United Kingdom, Ireland, Nigeria, Bangladesh (This is the 4th Sunday of Lent)|
|21 Mar 2017||Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestinian Territories, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Yemen|
|25 Mar 2017||Slovenia|
|7 Apr 2017||Armenia|
|7 May 2017||Hungary, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain, Mozambique, Denmark|
|8 May 2017||South Korea (Parent’s Day)|
|14 May 2017||Anguilla, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Curaasao, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zimbabwe|
|15 May 2017||Paraguay|
|26 May 2017||Poland|
|27 May 2017||Bolivia|
|28 May 2017||Algeria, Dominican Republic, France, Haiti, Mauritius, Morocco, Sweden, Tunisia|
|30 May 2017||Nicaragua|
|1 Jun 2017||Mongolia (Mother’s & Children’s Day)|
|11 Jun 2017||Luxembourg|
|3 Jul 2017||South Sudan|
|12 Aug 2017||Thailand|
|15 Aug 2017||Costa Rica, Antwerp|
|9 Oct 2017||Malawi|
|15 Oct 2017||Argentina|
|3 Nov 2017||Timor Leste|
|26 Nov 2017||Russia|
|8 Dec 2017||Panama|
|22 Dec 2017||Indonesia|
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