Mother’s Day

Category: Family
Mother’s Day around the world in 2023
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About Mother’s Day

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Dates of Mother’s Day
2025 Various May 4, May 11, Nov 30
AustraliaSun, May 11Observances Holiday
AustriaSun, May 11Observances Holiday
BelgiumSun, May 11Not A Public Holiday
BelizeSun, May 11Observances Holiday
BotswanaSun, May 11Observances Holiday
BrazilSun, May 11Observances Holiday
ColombiaSun, May 11Observances Holiday
Czech RepublicSun, May 11Observances Holiday
DenmarkSun, May 11Observances Holiday
EstoniaSun, May 11Observances Holiday
FijiSun, May 11Observances Holiday
GermanySun, May 11Observances Holiday
HungarySun, May 4Observances Holiday
InternationalSun, May 11Observances Holiday
NetherlandsSun, May 11Not A Public Holiday
New ZealandSun, May 11Observances Holiday
RussiaSun, Nov 30Observances Holiday
TaiwanSun, May 11Observances Holiday
USASun, May 11Observances Holiday
VenezuelaSun, May 11Observances Holiday
2024 Various May 5, May 12, Nov 24
AustraliaSun, May 12Observances Holiday
AustriaSun, May 12Observances Holiday
BelgiumSun, May 12Not A Public Holiday
BelizeSun, May 12Observances Holiday
BotswanaSun, May 12Observances Holiday
BrazilSun, May 12Observances Holiday
ColombiaSun, May 12Observances Holiday
Czech RepublicSun, May 12Observances Holiday
DenmarkSun, May 12Observances Holiday
EstoniaSun, May 12Observances Holiday
FijiSun, May 12Observances Holiday
GermanySun, May 12Observances Holiday
HungarySun, May 5Observances Holiday
InternationalSun, May 12Observances Holiday
NetherlandsSun, May 12Not A Public Holiday
New ZealandSun, May 12Observances Holiday
RussiaSun, Nov 24Observances Holiday
TaiwanSun, May 12Observances Holiday
USASun, May 12Observances Holiday
VenezuelaSun, May 12Observances Holiday
2023 Various May 7, May 14, Nov 26
AustraliaSun, May 14Observances Holiday
AustriaSun, May 14Observances Holiday
BelgiumSun, May 14Not A Public Holiday
BelizeSun, May 14Observances Holiday
BotswanaSun, May 14Observances Holiday
BrazilSun, May 14Observances Holiday
ColombiaSun, May 14Observances Holiday
Czech RepublicSun, May 14Observances Holiday
DenmarkSun, May 14Observances Holiday
EstoniaSun, May 14Observances Holiday
FijiSun, May 14Observances Holiday
GermanySun, May 14Observances Holiday
HungarySun, May 7Observances Holiday
InternationalSun, May 14Observances Holiday
NetherlandsSun, May 14Not A Public Holiday
New ZealandSun, May 14Observances Holiday
RussiaSun, Nov 26Observances Holiday
TaiwanSun, May 14Observances Holiday
USASun, May 14Observances Holiday
VenezuelaSun, May 14Observances Holiday
2022 Various May 1, May 8, Nov 27
AustraliaSun, May 8Observances Holiday
AustriaSun, May 8Observances Holiday
BelgiumSun, May 8Not A Public Holiday
BelizeSun, May 8Observances Holiday
BotswanaSun, May 8Observances Holiday
BrazilSun, May 8Observances Holiday
ColombiaSun, May 8Observances Holiday
Czech RepublicSun, May 8Observances Holiday
DenmarkSun, May 8Observances Holiday
EstoniaSun, May 8Observances Holiday
FijiSun, May 8Observances Holiday
GermanySun, May 8Observances Holiday
HungarySun, May 1Observances Holiday
InternationalSun, May 8Observances Holiday
NetherlandsSun, May 8Not A Public Holiday
New ZealandSun, May 8Observances Holiday
RussiaSun, Nov 27Observances Holiday
TaiwanSun, May 8Observances Holiday
USASun, May 8Observances Holiday
VenezuelaSun, May 8Observances Holiday
2021 Various May 2, May 9, Nov 28
AustraliaSun, May 9Observances Holiday
AustriaSun, May 9Observances Holiday
BelgiumSun, May 9Not A Public Holiday
BelizeSun, May 9Observances Holiday
BotswanaSun, May 9Observances Holiday
BrazilSun, May 9Observances Holiday
ColombiaSun, May 9Observances Holiday
Czech RepublicSun, May 9Observances Holiday
DenmarkSun, May 9Observances Holiday
EstoniaSun, May 9Observances Holiday
FijiSun, May 9Observances Holiday
GermanySun, May 9Observances Holiday
HungarySun, May 2Observances Holiday
InternationalSun, May 9Observances Holiday
NetherlandsSun, May 9Not A Public Holiday
New ZealandSun, May 9Observances Holiday
RussiaSun, Nov 28Observances Holiday
TaiwanSun, May 9Observances Holiday
USASun, May 9Observances Holiday
VenezuelaSun, May 9Observances Holiday
Find out the dates, history and traditions of Mother’s Day
Where is Mother’s Day observed in 2023?
AustraliaMay 14
AustriaMay 14
BelgiumMay 14
BelizeMay 14
BotswanaMay 14
BrazilMay 14
ColombiaMay 14
DenmarkMay 14
EstoniaMay 14
FijiMay 14
GermanyMay 14
HungaryMay 7
NetherlandsMay 14
New ZealandMay 14
RussiaNov 26
TaiwanMay 14
USAMay 14
VenezuelaMay 14

About Mother's Day

Mother's Day is celebrated across the world, in more than 50 countries, though not all countries celebrate it on the same day.

Countries that celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May include Australia, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey and Belgium. In Mexico and many parts of Latin America, Mother's Day is celebrated on May 10th of each year. In Thailand, it is celebrated on August 12th, the birthday of the current Queen.

Mother's Day around the world

Early History

Arguably, the tradition of a day to celebrate mothers can be traced back to the times of the ancient Greeks, who held festivities to honour Rhea, the mother of the gods.

Early Christians celebrated the fourth Sunday of Lent as a Mother's festival to honour Mary, the mother of Christ.

In the UK, the tradition of Mother's Day is now very similar to its American counterpart, but its origins are different, as the day commemorates returning to your mother church on the fourth Sunday in Lent.

The English colonists who settled in America discontinued the tradition of Mothering Sunday, as presumably, it would have been a bit of a trip to return to their mother church for the day.



Second Sunday of February


8th March

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Vietnam

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Guernsey, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Nigeria, United Kingdom

21st March

Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Lebanon, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

10th May

Mexico, El Salvador, Guatamala

Second Sunday of May

Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Malaysia, Malta, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Samoa, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States of America, Uruguay, Vietnam, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe

26th May


30th May


Last Sunday of May

Algeria, Cameroon, Dominican Republic, France, Haiti, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Sweden, Tunisia

12th August


15th October


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