Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day around the world in 2021
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About Mother’s Day

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Dates of Mother’s Day
2022 Various May 8, Nov 27
AustraliaSun, May 8Observances Holiday
BelgiumSun, May 8Not A Public Holiday
BrazilSun, May 8Observances Holiday
DenmarkSun, May 8Observances Holiday
EstoniaSun, May 8Observances Holiday
FijiSun, May 8Observances 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
2021 Various May 9, Nov 28
AustraliaSun, May 9Observances Holiday
BelgiumSun, May 9Not A Public Holiday
BrazilSun, May 9Observances Holiday
DenmarkSun, May 9Observances Holiday
EstoniaSun, May 9Observances Holiday
FijiSun, May 9Observances 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
2020 Various May 10, Nov 29
AustraliaSun, May 10Observances Holiday
BelgiumSun, May 10Not A Public Holiday
BrazilSun, May 10Observances Holiday
DenmarkSun, May 10Observances Holiday
EstoniaSun, May 10Observances Holiday
FijiSun, May 10Observances Holiday
InternationalSun, May 10Observances Holiday
NetherlandsSun, May 10Not A Public Holiday
New ZealandSun, May 10Observances Holiday
RussiaSun, Nov 29Observances Holiday
TaiwanSun, May 10Observances Holiday
USASun, May 10Observances Holiday
2019 Various May 12, Nov 24
AustraliaSun, May 12Observances Holiday
BelgiumSun, May 12Not A Public Holiday
BrazilSun, May 12Observances Holiday
DenmarkSun, May 12Observances Holiday
EstoniaSun, May 12Observances Holiday
FijiSun, May 12Observances 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
Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of Mother’s Day
Where is Mother’s Day observed in 2021?
AustraliaMay 9
BelgiumMay 9
BrazilMay 9
DenmarkMay 9
EstoniaMay 9
FijiMay 9
RussiaNov 28
TaiwanMay 9
USAMay 9

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 which 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.

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