It has been said in song that the word ‘mother’ is so precious that it sounds the same in every language. If that is true, it shouldn’t be a surprise that mothers throughout the world have a special day.
In the United States and Canada, Mother’s Day is always the second Sunday in May. In the U.S. Mother’s Day was officially established in 1914. Around the world, the dates may be different but the celebration is roughly the same: Cards, flowers or maybe chocolates for mom.
France established their holiday for mothers in 1950 and is generally on the fourth Sunday in May. In the UK, mothers were honored as early as the 16th century on the fourth Sunday of Lent, called Mothering Sunday. The mariachi sounds of Las Mananitas are heard in Mexico every May 10 to celebrate mom. In Indian and Japan, Mother’s Day is the second Sunday in May. In Egypt and some other Arab countries, mothers are honored on the first day of spring, according to Time.