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Mother’s Day 2010

Mother's Day

Origin of Mother’s Day goes back to the era of ancient Greek and Romans. But the roots of Mother’s Day history can also be traced in UK where a Mothering Sunday was celebrated much before the festival saw the light of the day in US. However, the celebration of the festival as it is seen today is a recent phenomenon and not even a hundred years old. Thanks to the hard work of the pioneering women of their times, Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis that the day came into existence. Today the festival of Mothers day is celebrated across 46 countries (though on different dates) and is a hugely popular affair. Millions of people across the globe take the day as an opportunity to honor their mothers, thank them for their efforts in giving them life, raising them and being their constant support and well wisher.

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

1 Response to Mother’s Day 2010

  1. Callie Ruston

    Unions make up the spine of the country. There might not be many employees left, however they fight for workers’ privileges. These types of privileges, then, are translated to additional non-union jobs. With out unions, we all have been just person workers attempting to fight for our privileges.

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