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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


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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.

CountryWhen Mothers Day is Celebrated2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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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

CountryWhen Mothers Day is Celebrated2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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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

CountryWhen Mothers Day is Celebrated2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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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

CountryWhen Mothers Day is Celebrated2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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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

CountryWhen Mothers Day is Celebrated2011, 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

CountryWhen Mothers Day is Celebrated2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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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

CountryWhen Mothers Day is Celebrated2011, 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

CountryWhen Mothers Day is Celebrated2011, 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

CountryWhen Mothers Day is Celebrated2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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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

CountryWhen Mothers Day is Celebrated2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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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

CountryWhen Mothers Day is Celebrated2011, 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

CountryWhen Mothers Day is Celebrated2011, 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

CountryWhen Mothers Day is Celebrated2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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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

CountryWhen Mothers Day is Celebrated2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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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

CountryWhen Mothers Day is Celebrated2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

O

 

 

Oman

March 21 (vernal equinox)

March 21 - every year

CountryWhen Mothers Day is Celebrated2011, 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

CountryWhen Mothers Day is Celebrated2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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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

CountryWhen Mothers Day is Celebrated2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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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

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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

CountryWhen Mothers Day is Celebrated2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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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

CountryWhen Mothers Day is Celebrated2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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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

CountryWhen Mothers Day is Celebrated2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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Yemen

March 21 (vernal equinox)

March 21 - every year

CountryWhen Mothers Day is Celebrated2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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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








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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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Comments

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on March 25, 2011:

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

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on March 25, 2011:

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

L M Reid from Ireland on March 24, 2011:

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

The Bard from London, England & San Pablo City, Philippines on March 23, 2011:

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!

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on March 11, 2011:

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

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on March 11, 2011:

Hiya theseus, thanks for dropping by and thank you so much for giving me an A for research. lol I just love doing research.. I learn a lot from them. I'm glad you found something new in my Mothers Day hub.

Have a nice day,

Rosie

ariasnote on March 10, 2011:

Wow! Very impressive. : )Great hub on Mothers Day...I didn't know there was so much to it!!

theseus from philippines on March 07, 2011:

Wow.You really did your research Rosie! That's an A for you!

I didn't realize that there are different dates for the Mother's Day celebration. Thank's to you,now I know.

God bless.

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on March 05, 2011:

Hiya Docmo, thanks for dropping by. Thank you.. I just had to share that picture, it's so precious to me. Yes I did a lot of research but it's very therapeutic for me plus I learn so much from doing research. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my Mothers Day hub.

Have a nice day,

Rosie

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on March 05, 2011:

Hiya Pam, thanks for dropping by. I love doing research and sometimes I get carried away. lol I'm so glad you enjoyed reading my Mothers Day hub. Thank you so much for the vote up and awesome.

Have a nice day,

Rosie

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on March 05, 2011:

Hiya Susan, thanks for dropping by. I'm sorry to read you lost your mother at such an early age. I can only imagine how you feel. I'm also wearing white carnation on Mothers Day. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my Mothers Day hub. Thanks so much for the vote up and awesome.

Have a nice day,

Rosie

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on March 05, 2011:

Hiya Quildon, thanks for dropping by. Sorry to hear your mother had passed 30 years ago. We will always miss our mothers.. our mothers are such an important part of our lives. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my Mothers Day hub.

Have a nice day,

Rosie

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on March 05, 2011:

Hiya Simeon, thanks for dropping by. Great minds think alike, I say. lol Thanks for the vote up.

Have a nice day,

Rosie

Mohan Kumar from UK on March 05, 2011:

What a brilliant, comprehensive hub, Rosie. Well done with all the painstaking research. This is a one stop shop for all things about Mother's Day.

And thanks for sharing that beautiful picture of you and your mother, you both look so lovely...

what a great remembrance...awesome!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 05, 2011:

Rosie, I am so impressed with this hub as you must've done hours of work to get all this information together not to mention all the beautiful pictures and flowers. Voted up/awesome.

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on March 05, 2011:

Another great hub Rosie! I had forgotten about the carnation and the colors of pink,red and white and their meaning. My Grandmother would always buy white ones for her and I to wear in remembrance of my mother. Voted up and awesome!

Angela Joseph from Florida on March 05, 2011:

Wonderful hub, Rosie. I am thankful for all the years I had my mother. She's been gone 30 years now and I still miss her.

simeonvisser on March 05, 2011:

Voted up, it's a lot more useful than the basic hub I did on the date of Mother's Day haha :)

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on March 04, 2011:

Hiya my dear friend Rhonda, thanks for the vote up and awesome. As I'd told Will, I love doing research and sometimes I just get carried away. hugsss

Have a nice day,

Rosie

Rhonda Musch from The Emerald Coast on March 04, 2011:

Great hub Rosie well researched. A little long but I enjoyed it. Voted up awesome.

Sweet wishes Rhonda

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on March 04, 2011:

Hiya Will, thank you so much. love doing research and sometimes I get carried away. lol

Have a nice day,

Rosie

WillStarr from Phoenix, Arizona on March 04, 2011:

Wow! What an impressively researched Hub.

(You and your mom are such lovely ladies, Rosie!)

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