About Mother’s Day
- Mother’s Day is celebrated on different days in different countries but it is celebrated in lots of countries around the world.
- Traditionally, children take their mothers flowers on Mother’s Day.
- Mother’s Day was a religious celebration and is deeply rooted in Christianity. This is why Mother’s Day dates relate to Lent in the UK and Ireland.
- Mother’s Day became a commercialised holiday in the 20th century.
- Mother’s Day is thought to date back to Roman times, when a festival was held to celebrate the mother goddess, Cybele.
Mother’s Day dates around the world:
|Year||Mother’s Day – USA, Australia, New Zealand(2nd Sunday in May)||Mother’s Day – UK & Ireland(4th Sunday of Lent)|
|2013||12th May||10th March|
|2014||11th May||30th March|
|2015||10th May||15th March|
|2016||8th May||6th March|
|2017||14th May||26th March|
|2018||13th May||11th March|
|2019||12th May||31st March|
|2020||10th May||22nd March|
Did you know…
- It’s not just children who spoil their mum’s on Mother’s Day, it’s adults who spoil their mums too!
- Over 150 different countries celebrate Mother’s Day or a similar version and all at very different times of the year. For dates for other countries’ Mother’s Days check out http://www.mothersdaycentral.com/when/.
- South Korea has a ‘Parent’s Day’ instead of a celebration just for mum’s.