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Mother's Day Date in Different Countries

Mother’s Day Date in Different Countries

Mother’s Day is celebrated in several country across the globe though the month and date on which Mother’s Day is celebrated in different countries varies. Most countries celebrate Mothers Day on second Sunday in the Month of May. This Mother’s Day date was declared by US President Woodrow Wilson on May 8, 1914 when he signed a Joint Resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. This US tradition of celebrating Mother’s Day and paying tribute to mothers spread across several countries over the years and these countries too adopted second Sunday of May as Mother’s Day. However, in many countries the way Mother’s Day is celebrated varies and is quite different from the manner in which Mother’s Day is celebrated in US. But what is more important than the date and fashion of celebration is the feeling behind the festival. The idea of celebrating Mother’s Day the world over is to pay tribute to mothers for all their love and support and to make them feel special.

Mother’s Day Date in Different Countries

  • United States: Second Sunday in the month of May
  • Australia: Second Sunday in the month of May
  • Belgium: Second Sunday in the month of May
  • Brazil: Second Sunday in the month of May
  • Canada: Second Sunday in the month of May
  • Denmark: Second Sunday in the month of May
  • Finland: Second Sunday in the month of May
  • Germany: Second Sunday in the month of May
  • Greece: Second Sunday in the month of May
  • India: Second Sunday in the month of May
  • Italy: Second Sunday in the month of May
  • Japan: Second Sunday in the month of May
  • New Zealand: Second Sunday in the month of May
  • Singapore: Second Sunday in the month of May
  • Turkey: Second Sunday in the month of May
  • United Kingdom / England: Mother’s Day is called Mothering Sunday and falls on the fourth Sunday in Lent.
  • France: First Sunday in June or last Sunday in May
  • Much of South America (as well as Mexico), Bahrain, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates: May 10
  • Mexico: May 8
  • Albania: March 8
  • Russia: November 28
  • Poland: May 26
  • Indonesia: December 22
  • Egypt:  March 21
  • Norway: February 13
  • Thailand: Birthday of Queen Sirikit Kitiyakara – August 12
  • Sweden: Last Sunday in May
  • Lebanon: First day of Spring
  • Norway: The second Sunday in February
  • Austria, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Taiwan, Hungary, Portugal, South Africa, Spain: First Sunday in May
  • Antwerp (Belgium), Costa Rica: Assumption day – August 15
  • Argentina: The Día de la Madre – The second or third Sunday in October

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