The modern Mother's Day holiday was created by Anna Jarvis as a day for each family to honor its mother,[1] and it's now celebrated on various days in many places around the world. It complements Father's Day, the celebration honoring fathers.

This holiday is relatively modern, being created at the start of the 20th century, and should not be confused with the early pagan and Christian traditions honoring mothers, or with the 16th century celebration of Mothering Sunday, which is also known as Mother's Day in the UK.

In most countries the Mother's Day celebration is a recent holiday derived from the original US celebration. Exceptions are, for example, the Mothering Sunday holiday in the UK.

Dates around the world

Mother's Day is celebrated on different days throughout the world. Examining the trends in Google searches for the term "mother's day" shows two primary results, the smaller one on the fourth Sunday in Lent, from the British tradition of Mothering Sunday (it is also called ladies day and women's day), and the larger one on the second Sunday in May.[6]

The extent of the celebrations varies greatly. In some countries, it is potentially offensive to one's mother not to mark Mother's Day. In others, it is a little-known festival celebrated mainly by immigrants, or covered by the media as a taste of foreign culture (compare the celebrations of Diwali in the UK and the United States).

Note: Countries that celebrate International Women's Day are marked with a cross '†'.

Gregorian calendar

Second Sunday of February

February 8, 2009
February 14, 2010

Flag of Norway Norway

February 2

Flag of Greece Greece

Shevat 30
(Falls anywhere between January 30 and March 1)

Flag of Israel Israel

March 3

Flag of Georgia (country) Georgia

March 8

Flag of AfghanistanAfghanistan
Flag of AlbaniaAlbania
Flag of Armenia Armenia

Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Flag of Belarus Belarus
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
Flag of Laos Laos
Flag of the Republic of MacedoniaMacedonia

Flag of Moldova Moldova
Flag of Montenegro Montenegro
Flag of Romania Romania

Flag of Russia Russia†*
Flag of Serbia Serbia
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine

Fourth Sunday inLent

March 22, 2009
March 14, 2010

Flag of Ireland Ireland
Flag of Nigeria Nigeria

Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom

March 21
(vernal Equinox)

Flag of Bahrain Bahrain
Flag of Egypt Egypt
Flag of Iraq Iraq

Flag of Jordan Jordan
Flag of Kuwait Kuwait
Flag of Libya Libya

Flag of Lebanon Lebanon
Flag of Oman Oman
Palestinian flag Palestinian Territories

Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
Flag of Sudan Sudan
Flag of Somalia Somalia
Flag of Syria Syria

Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Flag of Yemen Yemen (All Flag of the Arab League Arab countries in general)

March 25

Flag of Slovenia Slovenia

April 7

Flag of Armenia Armenia

April 24 +/- 5 days BaisakhAmavasya (Mata Tirtha Aunsi)

Flag of Nepal Nepal

First Sunday in May

May 3, 2009
May 2, 2010

Flag of Hungary Hungary
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania

Flag of Portugal Portugal
Flag of Spain Spain

May 8

Flag of Albania Albania (Parents' Day)
Flag of South Korea South Korea (Parents' Day)

May 10

Flag of El Salvador El Salvador
Flag of Guatemala Guatemala

Flag of Mexico Mexico

Second Sunday of May

May 10, 2009
May 9, 2010

Flag of Anguilla Anguilla
Flag of Aruba Aruba
Flag of Australia Australia
Flag of Austria Austria
Flag of the Bahamas Bahamas
Flag of BangladeshBangladesh
Flag of Barbados Barbados
Flag of Belgium Belgium
Flag of Belize Belize
Flag of Bermuda Bermuda
Flag of Bonaire Bonaire
Flag of Brazil Brazil

Flag of Brunei Brunei
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
Flag of Canada Canada
Flag of Chile Chile
Flag of Colombia Colombia
Flag of Croatia Croatia
Flag of Cuba Cuba [7]
Flag of Curaçao Curaçao
Flag of Cyprus Cyprus
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
Flag of Denmark Denmark
Flag of Dominica Dominica

Flag of Ecuador Ecuador
Flag of Estonia Estonia
Flag of Finland Finland
Flag of Germany Germany
Flag of Ghana Ghana
Flag of Greece Greece
Flag of Grenada Grenada
Flag of Honduras Honduras
Flag of Iceland Iceland
Flag of India India
Flag of Italy Italy
Flag of Jamaica Jamaica
Flag of Japan Japan

Flag of Latvia Latvia*
Flag of LiechtensteinLiechtenstein*
Flag of Malta Malta
Flag of Malaysia Malaysia
Flag of Burma Myanmar
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands
Flag of New Zealand New Zealand
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Flag of Peru Peru [8]
Flag of the People's Republic of China People's Republic of China[9]
Flag of the Philippines Philippines

Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
Flag of the Republic of China Republic of China(Taiwan)
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
Flag of South Africa South Africa
Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis St. Kitts & Nevis
Flag of Saint Lucia St. Lucia
Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Flag of Sint Maarten Sint Maarten
Flag of Singapore Singapore
Flag of Suriname Suriname
Flag of SwitzerlandSwitzerland

Flag of Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
Flag of Turkey Turkey
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
Flag of the United States United States
Flag of Uruguay Uruguay
Flag of VenezuelaVenezuela
Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

May 15

Flag of Paraguay Paraguay

May 26

Flag of Poland Poland "Dzień Matki"

May 27

Flag of Bolivia Bolivia

Last Sunday of May

May 31, 2009
May 30, 2010

Flag of Algeria Algeria
Flag of the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

Flag of France France(First Sunday of June ifPentecostoccurs on this day)
Flag of France French Antilles (First Sunday of June if Pentecostoccurs on this day)

Flag of Haiti Haiti [10]
Flag of Mauritius Mauritius
Flag of Morocco Morocco

Flag of Sweden Sweden
Flag of Tunisia Tunisia

May 30

Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua

June 1

Flag of Mongolia Mongolia† (The Mothers and Children's Day.)

Second Sunday of June

June 14, 2009
June 13, 2010

Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg

Last Sunday of June

June 28, 2009
June 27, 2010

Flag of Kenya Kenya

August 12

Flag of Thailand Thailand (the birthday of Queen Sirikit)

August 15(Assumption Day)

Flag of Antwerp (province) Antwerp (Belgium)
Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica

Second Monday of October

October 12, 2009
October 11, 2010

Flag of Malawi Malawi

October 14

Flag of Belarus Belarus

Third Sunday of October

October 18, 2009
October 17, 2010

Flag of Argentina Argentina (Día de la Madre)

Last Sunday of November

November 29, 2009
November 28, 2010

Flag of Russia Russia

December 8

Flag of Panama Panama

December 22

Flag of Indonesia Indonesia

Islamic calendar

20 Jumada al-thani[n 1]

June 232008

Flag of Iran Iran [11]


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