Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a celebration that honors mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, usually March, April, or

May.  Mother's Day can be traced back to Ancient Greece, when the Greeks held festivals honoring Rhea, the mother of the gods. The Ancient Egyptians celebrated the goddess Isis, who was considered the mother of the pharoahs. The Romans also honored Isis by celebrating for three days.

Anna Jarvis is recognized as the founder of the Mother's Day holiday in the United States of America. On May 12th,1907, two years after her mother's death, she held a memorial to her mother and thereafter embarked upon a campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday. She succeeded in making this nationally recognized in 1914. President Woodrow Wilson helped celebrate the first national Mother's Day in 1914. As the holiday became more commercialized, Anna Jarvis filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvannia to try to stop the commercialization which eventually failed.  Jarvis' holiday was adopted by other countries and it is now celebrated all over the world.

The official flower for Mother's Day is the carnation. Red carnations are for mothers still living, while white carnations are to honor those that have passed away.  Mothering Sunday is held on the fourth Sunday of Lent, or three weeks before Easter, in the UK and Ireland. In South America, most countries celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May as well. Argentina celebrates it in October because it is in the southern hemisphere and spring is in October.  Most Arab Countries celebrate Mother's Day on the Vernal Equinox on March 8th

In Norway, Mother's Day is celebrated on the Second Sunday of February
The Second Sunday of February is on...
February 10th, 2013
February 9th, 2014
February 8th, 2015
February 14th, 2016
February 12th, 2017
February 11th, 2018
February 10th, 2019
February 9th, 2020
February 14th, 2021

In Georgia, Mother's Day is celebrated on March 3rd

In Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Laos, Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Slovenia, Serbia, Tajikistan, and Vietnam, Mother's Day is celebrated on March 8th.

In Ireland, Nigeria, and the United Kingdom, Mother's Day is celebrated on the Fourth Sunday in Lent
The Fourth Sunday of Lent is on...
March 10th, 2013
March 30th, 2014
March 15th, 2015
March 6th, 2016
March 26th, 2017
March 11th, 2018
March 31st, 2019
March 22nd, 2020

In Bahrain, Egypt (since 1956), Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Lebanon, Oman, Palestinian territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen, Mother's Day is celebrated with conjunction with the Vernal equinox on March 21st

In Slovenia, Mother's Day is celebrated on March 25th
In Armenia, Mother's Day is celebrated on April 7th
In Hungary, Lithuania, Mozambique, Portugal, Romania, and Spain, Mother's Day is celebrated on the First Sunday in May
May 5th, 2013 
May 4th, 2014
May 3rd, 2015
May 1st, 2016
May 7th, 2017
May 6th, 2018
May 5th, 2019
May 3rd, 2020
May 2nd, 2021  

In South Korea, Parents' Day is celebrated on May 8th

In El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Belize, Mother's Day is celebrated on May 10th.
In Anguilla, Aruba, Australia (since 1924), Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Cambodia, Chile, People's Republic of China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Gold Coast, Greece, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kurdistan, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Burma, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanganyika, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam, Venezuela, Zambia, and Zimbabwe; Mothers' Day is celebrated on the Second Sunday of May
2013 May 12th
2014 May 11th
2015 May 10th
2016 May 8th
2017 May 14th
2018 May 13th
2019 May 12th
2020 May 10th
2021 May 9th

In Paraguay, Mother's Day is celebrated with conjunction with Día de la Patria
May 15th.

In Poland, Mother's Day is known as "Dzień Matki" and is celebrated on May 26th

In Bolivia, Mother's Day is celebrated on May 27th.

In Algeria, Dominican Republic, France *, French Antilles *, Morocco, Haiti, Mauritius, Sweden, and Tunisia, Mothers' Day is celebrated on the Last Sunday of May...

The Last Sunday of May is on...
May 26th, 2013
May 25th, 2014
May 31st, 2015
May 29th, 2016
May 28th, 2017
May 27th, 2018
May 26th, 2019
May 31st, 2020
May 30th, 2021

* In France and French Antilles, It is celebrated on the  first Sunday of June if it's Pentecost

In Nicaragua, Mother's Day is celebrated on May 30th.

In Mongolia Mothers' Day is celebrated in conjuction with and Children's Day on June 1st.

In Luxembourg, Mother's Day is celebrated on the Second Sunday of June
The Second Sunday of June is on...
2013 June 9th
2014 June 8th
2015 June 14th
2016 June 12th
2017 June 11th
2018 June 10th
2019 June 9th
2020 June 14th
2021 June 13th

In Kenya, Mother's Day is celebrated on the Last Sunday of June
June 30th, 2013
June 29th, 2014
June 28th, 2015
June 26th, 2016
June 25th, 2017
June 24th, 2018
June 30th, 2019
June 28th, 2020
June 27th, 2021

In Thailand, Mothers' Day is celebrated in conjuction with the Birthday of Queen Sirikit on August 12th.

In Antwerp (Belgium) and Costa Rica, Mothers' Day is celebrated in conjuction with the Assumption of Mary on August 15th.

In Malawi, Mother's Day is celebrated on Second Monday of October
October 14th, 2013
October 13th, 2014
October 12th, 2015
October 10th, 2016
October 9th, 2017
October 8th, 2018
October 14th, 2019
October 12th, 2020
October 11th, 2021

In Belarus, Mother's Day is celebrated on October 14th.

In Argentina Mothers' Day is known as Día de la Madre and is celebrated on the Third Sunday of October. It was originally celebrated on on October 11th, the old liturgical date for the celebration of Virgin Mary.
October 20th, 2013
October 19th, 2014
October 18th, 2015
October 16th, 2016
October 15th, 2017
October 21st, 2018
October 20th, 2019
October 18th, 2020
October 17th, 2021

In Timor Leste, Mother's Day is celebrated on November 3rd.

In Russia, Mother's Day is celebrated on the Last Sunday of November
November 24th, 2013
November 30th, 2014
November 29th, 2015
November 27th, 2016
November 26th, 2017
November 25th, 2018
November 24th, 2019
November 29th, 2020
November 28th, 2021

In Panama, Mothers' Day is celebrated in conjuction with the Feast of the Immaculate Conceptionon December 8th.

In Indonesia, Mother's Day is celebrated on December 22nd.

In Israel, Mothers' Day is celebrated on Shevat 30 which falls between January 30th and March 1st.  

In Nepal, Mothers' Day is celebrated on Baisakh Amavasya (Mata Tirtha Aunsi) which falls between April 19th and April 29th.

In Iran, Mothers' Day is celebrated on Jumada al-thani 20, which usually occurs in May

Birth Mother's Day 

Birth Mother's Day AKA Birthmother's Day is a day to observe the Birth mother of Adopted children.  This day was created by birth mothers in Seattle, Washington and was first celebrated in 1990. It is observed on Saturday, the day before Mother's Day.
The Day Before Mothers' Day is on...
2013 May 11th
2014 May 10th
2015 May 9th
2016 May 7th
2017 May 13th
2018 May 12th
2019 May 11th
2020 May 9th
2021 May 8th 

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