When is Mothers Day 2012 celebrated around the world?

- When is Mothers Day 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 celebrated around the world? -
- When is Mothers Day 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 celebrated around the world? -


Mother's Day - Mothers Day - When is Mothers Day?

Mothers Day is celebrated around the world. Mothers Day is that special day each year that mothers get to be pampered, dined out, lavished with gifts and get thanked for their unselfish unconditional love and for everything they've done for us. For the gazillion things our mothers do for us, we give her ONE special day out of 365 days in a year when we can lovingly say "Mom, you don't have to do the dishes today... tomorrow is fine."

So, when is this special day? When is Mothers Day? Well, most countries, including the United States, Australia and Canada, celebrate Mothers Day on the second Sunday in May. So this year, Mother's day falls on May 13, 2012.

Other countries like Spain (Dia de la Madre) and Portugal (Dia da Mãe) celebrate Mothers Day also in May but on the first Sunday, and so this year Mothers Day for them falls on May 6, 2012.

In the United Kingdom, Ireland and Nigeria, Mothers Day is known as "Mothering Day" and it is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in Lent. So this year Mothers day falls on March 18, 2012.

In Norway, Morsdag (Mothers Day in Norwegian) is celebrated on the second Sunday in February. So this year, Mothers Day celebration in Norway falls on February 12, 2012.


So, when is Mothers Day? The answer is: It depends on which country you live in.


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Most countries celebrate Mothers Day on the second Sunday in May. This year, Mothers Day falls on May 13, 2012.

These countries include:

  • Anguilla
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bonaire
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • People's Republic of China
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curaçao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Ecuador
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Macao
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Myanmar
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • Singapore
  • St Maarten
  • Slovakia
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe


When is Mothers Day?


Here is a list of countries and the dates when Mothers Day is celebrated in each country in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Country
When Mothers Day is Celebrated
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
A
 
 
Afghanistan
March 8
March 8 - every year
Albania
March 8
March 8 - every year
Algeria
last Sunday in May
May 29, 2011, May 27, 2012, May 26, 2013, May 25, 2014, May 24, 2015
Anguilla
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Antilles (French Antilles)
last Sunday in May unless this coincides with Pentecost day, then Mother's Day is moved to the first Sunday of June instead.
May 29, 2011, June 3, 2012, May 26, 2013, May 25, 2014, June 7, 2015
Antwerp (Belgium)
August 15
August 15 - every year
Argentina
third Sunday in October
October 16, 2011, October 21, 2012, October 20, 2013, October 19, 2014, October 18, 2015
Armenia
April 7
April 7 - every year
Aruba
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Australia
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Austria
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Azerbaijan
March 8
March 8 - every year
Country
When Mothers Day is Celebrated
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
B
 
 
Bahamas
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Bahrain
March 21 (vernal equinox)
March 21 - every year
Bangladesh
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Barbados
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Belarus
October 14
October 14 - every year
Belgium
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Belize
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Bermuda
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Bolivia
May 27
May 27 - every year
Bonaire
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Bosnia and Herzegovina
March 8
March 8 - every year
Brazil
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Brunei
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Bulgari
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Bulgaria
March 8
March 8 - every year
Country
When Mothers Day is Celebrated
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
C
 
 
Canada
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Chile
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
People's Republic of China
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Colombia
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Costa Rica
August 15
August 15 - every year
Croatia
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Cuba
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Curaçao
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Cyprus
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Czech Republic
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Country
When Mothers Day is Celebrated
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
D
 
 
Denmark
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Dominica
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Dominican Republic
last Sunday in May
May 29, 2011, May 27, 2012, May 26, 2013, May 25, 2014, May 24, 2015
Country
When Mothers Day is Celebrated
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
E
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Ecuador
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Egypt
March 21 (vernal equinox)
March 21 - every year
El Salvador
May 10
May 10 - every year
Estonia
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Ethiopia
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Country
When Mothers Day is Celebrated
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
F
 
 
Fiji
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Finland
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
France
last Sunday in May unless this coincides with Pentecost day, then Mother's Day is moved to the first Sunday of June instead.
May 29, 2011, June 3, 2012, May 26, 2013, May 25, 2014, June 7, 2015
French Antilles
last Sunday in May unless this coincides with Pentecost day, then Mother's Day is moved to the first Sunday of June instead.
May 29, 2011, June 3, 2012, May 26, 2013, May 25, 2014, June 7, 2015
Country
When Mothers Day is Celebrated
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
G
 
 
Germany
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Georgia
March 3
March 3 - every year
Ghana
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Greece
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Grenada
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Guatemala
May 10
May 10 - every year
Country
When Mothers Day is Celebrated
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
H
 
 
Haiti
last Sunday in May
May 29, 2011, May 27, 2012, May 26, 2013, May 25, 2014, May 24, 2015
Honduras
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Hong Kong
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Hungary
first Sunday in May
May 1, 2011, May 6, 2012, May 5, 2013, May 4, 2014, May 3, 2015
Country
When Mothers Day is Celebrated
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
I
 
 
Iceland
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
India
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Indonesia
December 22
December 22 - every year
Iraq
March 21 (vernal equinox)
March 21 - every year
Ireland (Mothering Sunday)
fourth Sunday in Lent
April 03, 2011, March 18, 2012, March 10, 2013, March 30, 2014, March 15, 2015
Israeli Arabs
March 21 (vernal equinox)
March 21 - every year
Italy
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Country
When Mothers Day is Celebrated
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
J
 
 
Jamaica
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Japan
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Jordan
March 21 (vernal equinox)
March 21 - every year
Country
When Mothers Day is Celebrated
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
K
 
 
Kazakhstan
March 8
March 8 - every year
Kenya
last Sunday in June
June 26, 2011, June 24, 2012, June 23, 2013, June 22, 2014, June 21, 2015
Korea (South Korea) - Parents' Day
May 8
May 8 - every year
Kuwait
March 21 (vernal equinox)
March 21 - every year
Country
When Mothers Day is Celebrated
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
L
 
 
Laos
March 8
March 8 - every year
Lebanon
March 21 (vernal equinox)
March 21 - every year
Latvia
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Libya
March 21 (vernal equinox)
March 21 - every year
Liechtenstein
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Lithuania
first Sunday in May
May 1, 2011, May 6, 2012, May 5, 2013, May 4, 2014, May 3, 2015
Luxembourg
second Sunday in June
June 12, 2011, June 10, 2012, June 9, 2013, June 8, 2014, June 7, 2015
Country
When Mothers Day is Celebrated
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
M
 
 
Macao
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Macedonia
March 8
March 8 - every year
Malawi
second Monday in October
October 10, 2011, October 15, 2012, October 14, 2013, October 13, 2014, October 12, 2015
Malaysia
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Malta
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Mauritius
last Sunday in May
May 29, 2011, May 27, 2012, May 26, 2013, May 25, 2014, May 24, 2015
Mexico
May 10
May 10 - every year
Moldova
March 8
March 8 - every year
Mongolia (The Mothers and Children's Day)
June 1
June 1 - every year
Morocco
last Sunday in May
May 29, 2011, May 27, 2012, May 26, 2013, May 25, 2014, May 24, 2015
Mozambique
first Sunday in May
May 1, 2011, May 6, 2012, May 5, 2013, May 4, 2014, May 3, 2015
Montenegro
March 8
March 8 - every year
Myanmar
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Country
When Mothers Day is Celebrated
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
N
 
 
Netherlands
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
New Zealand
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Nicaragua
May 30
May 30 - every year
Nigeria (Mothering Sunday)
fourth Sunday in Lent
April 03, 2011, March 18, 2012, March 10, 2013, March 30, 2014, March 15, 2015
Norway
second Sunday in February
February 13, 2011, February 12, 2012, February 10, 2013, February 9, 2014, February 8, 2015
Country
When Mothers Day is Celebrated
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
O
 
 
Oman
March 21 (vernal equinox)
March 21 - every year
Country
When Mothers Day is Celebrated
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
P
 
 
Pakistan
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Palestinian territories
March 21 (vernal equinox)
March 21 - every year
Panama
December 9 (Feast of the Immaculate Conception)
December 9 - every year
Papua New Guinea
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Paraguay (same day as Día de la Patria)
May 15
May 15 - every year
Peru
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Philippines
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Poland
May 26
May 26 - every year
Portugal
first Sunday in May
May 1, 2011, May 6, 2012, May 5, 2013, May 4, 2014, May 3, 2015
Puerto Rico
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Country
When Mothers Day is Celebrated
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
R
 
 
Romania
March 8
March 8 - every year
Russia
last Sunday in November
November 27, 2011, November 25, 2012, November 24, 2013, November 23, 2014, November 22, 2015
Country
When Mothers Day is Celebrated
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
S
 
 
Saint Kitts and Nevis
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Saint Lucia
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Samoa
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Saudi Arabia
March 21 (vernal equinox)
March 21 - every year
Serbia
March 8
March 8 - every year
Singapore
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
St Maarten
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Slovakia
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Slovenia
March 25
March 25 - every year
South Africa
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
South Korea (Parents' Day)
May 8
May 8 - every year
Spain
first Sunday in May
May 1, 2011, May 6, 2012, May 5, 2013, May 4, 2014, May 3, 2015
Sri Lanka
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Sudan
March 21 (vernal equinox)
March 21 - every year
Suriname
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Sweden
last Sunday in May
May 29, 2011, May 27, 2012, May 26, 2013, May 25, 2014, May 24, 2015
Switzerland
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Syria
March 21 (vernal equinox)
March 21 - every year
Country
When Mothers Day is Celebrated
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
T
 
 
Taiwan
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Tanzania
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Thailand (The birthday of Queen Sirikit)
August 12
August 12 - every year
Tonga
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Trinidad and Tobago
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Tunisia
last Sunday in May
May 29, 2011, May 27, 2012, May 26, 2013, May 25, 2014, May 24, 2015
Turkey
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Country
When Mothers Day is Celebrated
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
U
 
 
Uganda
second Sunday of May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Ukraine
second Sunday of May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
United Arab Emirates
March 21 (vernal equinox)
March 21 - every year
United Kingdom (Mothering Sunday)
fourth Sunday in Lent
April 03, 2011, March 18, 2012, March 10, 2013, March 30, 2014, March 15, 2015
United States
second Sunday of May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Uruguay
second Sunday of May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Country
When Mothers Day is Celebrated
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
V
 
 
Venezuela
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Vietnam
March 8
March 8 - every year
Country
When Mothers Day is Celebrated
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Y
 
 
Yemen
March 21 (vernal equinox)
March 21 - every year
Country
When Mothers Day is Celebrated
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Z
 
 
Zambia
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015
Zimbabwe
second Sunday in May
May 8, 2011, May 13, 2012, May 12, 2013, May 11, 2014, May 10, 2015

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Mother's Day or Mothers Day in Different Languages


A

  • Albanian - Dita e Nns
  • Arabic - Eid Al-Omm
  • Argentine - Dia de la madre
  • Armenian - Mayrutyan or



B

  • Bengali - Shubo Matri Dibosh
  • Bosnian - Dan majki



C

  • Chinese - mu - qin ji
  • Czech - Den Matek
  • Croatian - Majcin dan





D

  • Danish - Mors dag
  • Dutch - Moederdag
  • Dari - Ruz-e Madar





E

  • Estonian - Emadepev
  • Egyptian - Eid Al-Omm






F

  • Finnish - Äitienpäivä








  • French - (La) Fête des mères ("Day of Mothers")









G

  • German - Muttertag







H

  • Hebrew - Yom ha-em
  • Hindi - Matru din
  • Hungarian - Anyák Napja






I

  • Irish (Gaelic) - Lá na Máithre sona duit
  • Icelandic - Mradagur
  • Indonesian - Hari Ibu
  • Italian - (La) Festa della mamma


J

  • Japanese - Haha no Hi


K

  • Kannada - Ammandira Dina
  • Korean - Eomeoni-nal or Ŏmŏni-nal



L

  • Latvian - Mates diena
  • Lithuanian - Su Motinos diena



M

  • Malay - Hari Ibu
  • Malayalam - Ammamar Dinam
  • Maltese - Jum l-Omm
  • Mauritian Creole - Bonne fête mama
  • Montenegrin - Dan majki



N

  • Norwegian - Morsdag






P

  • Persia - Rooze Madar
  • Polish - Dzien Matki
  • Portuguese(standard) - Dia da Mãe
  • Portuguese(Brazilian) - Dia das Mães ("Day of Mothers")






R

  • Romanian - Ziua mamei











S

  • Slovak - Den matiek









  • Slovenian - Materinski dan







  • Spanish - Dia de la Madre
  • Swedish - Mors dag
  • Swahili - Liepstacoq Bua






T

  • Tagalog - Araw ng mga Ina/Nanay
  • Tamil - Annaiyar Dhinam
  • Turkish - Anneler günü








U

  • Ukrainian - Свято Матері







V

  • Vietnamese - Ngày của Mẹ








W

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Cybele with her attributes, (Getty Museum), a Roman marble, c. 50 CE, source Wikipedia - When is Mothers Day?
Cybele with her attributes, (Getty Museum), a Roman marble, c. 50 CE, source Wikipedia - When is Mothers Day?
The Virgin Mary - The Madonna in Sorrow, by Sassoferrato, 17th century. source Wikipedia - When is Mothers Day?
The Virgin Mary - The Madonna in Sorrow, by Sassoferrato, 17th century. source Wikipedia - When is Mothers Day?
 Julia Ward Howe, source Wikipedia - When is Mothers Day?
Julia Ward Howe, source Wikipedia - When is Mothers Day?
Anna Jarvis,  recognised as the Founder of Mothers Day in US. - When is Mothers Day?
Anna Jarvis, recognised as the Founder of Mothers Day in US. - When is Mothers Day?

The History of Mother's Day / Mothers Day


It is said that the concept of Mother"s Day came from a form of mother worship in Ancient Greece which kept a festival celebrating the "great mother" of Greek gods named Cybele. It was celebrated around the middle of March.


The Romans also had a festival known as Matronalia - dedicated to the god Juno. On this day, mothers were given gifts.


As the Romans converted to Christianity, this celebration became a part of the liturgical calendar as Laetare Sunday. This took place on the 4th Sunday in Lent to honour the Virgin Mary and the "mother church." In the 16th century, people went to their ‘mother’ church for a service on this Sunday. In later times, domestic servants were given a day off to visit their mothers and family.


The roots of Mothers Day history can also be traced in the UK where Mothering Sunday was celebrated much before the Mothers Day celebration started in the U.S. The celebration of Mother's Day as it is seen today is a recent phenomenon and not even a hundred years old. Thanks to the hard work of the pioneering women of their times, Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis that the day came into existence.


Today, Mothers Day is celebrated around the world and is a hugely popular festivity. Millions of people across the globe take the day as an opportunity to honour and pay tribute to their mothers--thank them for all their love and support.


Mothers Day has become tremendously popular and it's been reported in several countries that phone lines witness maximum traffic on Mother's Day. I'm sure this has changed with the invention of the cell phones.


There is also a tradition of gifting flowers, cards and others gifts to mothers on Mothers Day.


According to the National Restaurant Association, Mothers Day is now the most popular day of the year to dine out at a restaurant in the United States. Here in Canada, you definitely need a reservation to dine in your favourite restaurants on Mothers Day, and mothers are usually handed a carnation at the door.


According to IBISWorld, a publisher of business research, Americans will spend approximately $3 billion on flowers, just over $1.50 billion on gifts and just under $70 million on greeting cards. It is also estimated that Mothers Day will generate about 8% of the annual US jewelry revenue.


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My mother and me (last Christmas with my mother, 2007)
My mother and me (last Christmas with my mother, 2007)
White Carnation By tgalmanac, source photobucket - When is Mothers Day?
White Carnation By tgalmanac, source photobucket - When is Mothers Day?
Pink Carnation By tgalmanac, source photobucket - When is Mothers Day?
Pink Carnation By tgalmanac, source photobucket - When is Mothers Day?

My Mother

My mother was only four years old, when her mother died. During my mother's school days, children were required to wear flowers called cadena de amor (chain of love) on Mothers Day. The children whose mothers were dead wore white cadena de amor, and the children whose mothers were alive wore pink cadena de amor. My mother was the only one in the whole class who wore white flower year after year. Mothers Day was the saddest day of my mother's life when she was a kid.

My mother passed away three years ago, and I miss her so... most specially on Mothers Day. I am so lucky and thankful to have my mother with me all those years--others, like my mother, are not so lucky. They say you never really appreciate your mother until you'd become a mother yourself. How true! I think of all the times when I was a thorn on my mother's side. I'm so sorry, 'Nay. ("Nay" is short for "Nanay" which is Filipino for mother.) Thank you so much for being there for me all those years.


Happy Mothers Day, 'Nay! I miss you, most specially on Mothers Day.



By the way, the most traditional Mothers Day flower is the carnation. Pink carnations represent gratitude and love, while red carnations signify admiration. White carnations are traditional flowers to give or wear in honour and remembrance of a mother who is no longer living. I will be wearing a white carnation on Mothers Day. What about you?




Happy Mothers Day to all Mothers in the world.



Happy Mothers Day, photo by Rosie2010 - When is Mothers Day?
Happy Mothers Day, photo by Rosie2010 - When is Mothers Day?


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Rosie2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hiya Viking, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you enjoy reading my mothers day hub and found it interesting. Thank you so much.. my pleasure.

Have a nice day,

Rosie


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Rosie2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hiya The Bard, thank for dropping by. Three weeks ago, Mothers Day was the weekly HubMob topic and that's how I got to write about Mothers Day.. if not for HubMob, I probably would not have written one. Thank you so much.. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my Mothers Day hub.. thanks once again.. my pleasure.

Have a nice day,

Rosie


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viking305 5 years ago from Ireland

What a very interesting hub about all the facts about mothers day. Very well done on an excellent hub


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The Bard 5 years ago from London, England & San Pablo City, Philippines

Blimey! There I was, contemplating writing about Mothers Day and gathering my research, when I suddenly found this hub on Google. The wind has been kicked from my sails and I am breathless. This is an outstanding Hub. I commend you unreservedly. I can't say anymore - I'm speechless!


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Rosie2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hiya ariasnote, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my Mothers Day hub and found it informative. Thanks again.

Have a nice day,

Rosie


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