Mothers Day date is a family holiday. Mothers usually get breakfast and coffee in bed and are given flowers and gifts such as chocolates or cake. There are no other specific traditions associated with the day. However, sometimes it coincides with Fastelavn, Carnival day. It is just a one day but many countries celebrate it with their own style and on their own dates. HowAndWhys made a list of 10 countries with different Mothers Day date which is quite interesting to know.
10. Norwegian Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day in Norway is celebrated on the second Sunday in February. It has been observed since 1919. Norwegian Mother’s Day was first celebrated in Bergen on February 9, 1919. The celebration was initially held by religious organisations. But it was Dorothea Schljodager, teacher, social worker and proponent for women’s rights, and Karen Platou, businesswoman and politician, who established it as an annual holiday. Their idea of Mother’s Day was supported by non-government organisations, entrepreneurs, and mass media.
9. Mother’s Day in Georgia
The celebration of Mother’s Day in Georgia was established at the suggestion of the first President Zviad Gamsakhurdia, and in 1991 the decision of celebrating this bright holiday for all was legitimised by the Supreme Council of Georgia. In different countries, this day falls on different dates, mainly in the world the “Mother’s Day” is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. Mother’s Day in Russia has celebrated annually on the last Sunday of November, in Belarus – October 14, in the Ukraine – the second Sunday in May, in Georgia – March 3. Mother’s Day in Georgia – it’s a family holiday. Especially children should know who their mother and what she did for them, and what respect she deserves.
8. Arab world Mother’s Day
The Arab world celebrates Mother’s Day in March. This is a special day when mothers in the Gulf, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Palestine, Libya and Sudan are cherished and showered with love and gifts.
It’s a day dedicated to recognizing and appreciating the magnificent role they’ve played in raising their children. It’s also a chance for children to seek reconciliation and repair any relationship problems with their mothers.
Dubai as a city of families with a population that increased by 5 percent over the past year to 2.1 million people. It has a lot to offer for Mother’s Day celebrations including flower boutiques and chocolate shops.
7. Dia de la Madre
Mother’s Day in Spain, known as ‘Dia de la Madre’ in Spanish, is celebrated on the first Sunday of May. It took place on December 8 every year until 1965, when it was moved to its current date. This was done partly to disassociate the secular mother’s celebrations from the Catholic honouring of Immaculate Conception. Mother’s Day in Spain can coincide with Mayday or Labor Day festivities, which is a public holiday. If public holidays like May Day fall on a Friday or a Monday, Spanish people will often take the whole weekend off, and if it fall son a Thursday or a Tuesday, a lot of businesses will also close for the Friday or the Monday too and have an extra long weekend (this is known as a puente or ‘bridge’).
6. Mother’s and Children’s Day in Mongolia
In Mongolia, Mother’s and Children’s Day is a celebration and show appreciation for mothers and children all across the country. First, this day was only children’s day so now the day is changed to Mother and Children’s day. Mongolia celebrated June 1 as Children’s Day. It was started after the enactment of “World Conference for the Wellbeing of Children” in 1925 in Geneva, Switzerland. It’s named as “Children’s Day” in 1952 aiming for respect the rights of children and celebration of children’s growth. The name has changed to “Mothers’ and Children’s Day” by the first prime minister of Mongolia in 1995 (after democratisation) and it is enacted as a national holiday. Although it was fixed as “Children’s Day” again around 2003, it is still celebrated as the meaning of “Mothers’ and Children’s Day” even now.
5. Thai Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is a highly special occasion celebrated across the globe for honouring mothers and their love for their children. Mother’s Day is observed on 12 August, which happens to be the birthday of the Queen of Thailand, Queen Sirikit. The Queen is considered to be the “Mother of the Nation”; thus, this day is commemorated as Mother’s Day by the Thai people. It was first held on 10th March in 1943 but was cancelled during World War II. However, in 1950, this day was declared to be observed on April 15 but due to Governmental issues, the idea was dropped. And finally, in 1976, Mother’s Day was again celebrated to honour Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s birthday.
4. Argentine Mother’s Day
Whereas most countries celebrate Mother’s Day in May or June, Argentina is an exception. Mother’s Day in Argentina is celebrated on the third Sunday in October. Originally, Argentine Mother’s Day coincided with the Feast of the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Feast was established in Portugal in 1914 and extended to the entire Catholic church in 1931. It was celebrated on October 11. Eventually, Argentinians began to celebrate Mother’s Day on the same date. In 1969, the liturgical year of the Roman Rite was revised by Pope Paul VI. The celebration of the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary was moved to January 1 (the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God). However, Argentinians continued to celebrate Mother’s Day in October because of popular tradition. The celebration was moved to the third Sunday of the month.
3. Mother’s Day in Russia
Perhaps, there’s not a single country, where Mother’s Day wouldn’t be celebrated. For a long time the CIS countries didn’t celebrate this holiday, however, it also gained popularity. For instance, Mother’s Day is celebrated in Russia on the last Sunday in November. Many countries around the world follow the American pattern and celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May. But some states choose other dates to celebrate the holiday, and sometimes they are connected to certain historical events. The choice of the date for Mother’s Day in Russia is unclear, but at the same time it’s obvious, why it’s not celebrated in the spring – Russian women celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8. Mother’s Day in Russia was established by presidential decree in 1998 and since then the holiday is annually celebrated on the national level.
2. Mothering day in the UK
Mothers Day in the UK is celebrated with great excitement and verve, but it does not fall on the same date as in the US. In the UK, Mother’s Day celebrations take place on the fourth Sunday in the month of Lent. Since the Lent days are not fixed, the date for mothers Day changes every year. The tradition of celebrating Mothers Day began much earlier in England than it started in the USA. In fact, England was the first country in the world to dedicate a day for mothers as early as the 1600s. They called this day for mothers as ‘Mothering Sunday’. The festival has its roots in the practice where poor people in England send their little children to work as domestic servants or apprentice with the rich. In the present time, the original meaning of Mothering Sunday has been lost and has taken the form and name of Mothers Day in US.
1. Mother’s Day in the United States
Mother’s Day in the United States – or Mom’s Day as it’s sometimes written – is an annual holiday celebrated on the second Sunday of May. On the second Sunday in May, American families celebrate Mother’s Day. Children of all ages treat their mothers to something special on Mother’s Day each year. It was American social activist Anna Jarvis (1864-1948) from West Virginia who campaigned for an official day for mothers in the US. She is regarded as the “Mother of Mother’s Day” and dedicated her life to lobbying for the holiday. She vowed to do so after her mother’s death. Ann Jarvis, who died in 1904, was a peace activist during the American Civil War and cared for soldiers from both sides of the conflict.