Mother’s Day Around The World

May 18, 2018

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. A special day in the honor of mothers – Mother’s Day is celebrating around the world. The spirit of Mother’s Day is the same everywhere. Everywhere mothers are respected for their extreme devotion and love towards their kids. Curious how it’s celebrated around the world?

1. India
Indian Hindus have long held festival in September/October (it is moveable feast) called Durga Puja, which celebrate the goddess Durga (“Divine Mother”). During this celebration, people feast and pray and as well they sing and dance. At these days mothers are showered with flowers, cards, gifts and invitations for dinner outside the home.

2. United Kingdom
In UK Mother’s Day is held on “Mothering Sunday,” which takes place the fourth Sunday of Lent. In the past the symbol of Mother’s Day was “Simnel Cake”, which brought daughters home as a sign of respect and love. Simnel Cake is a spiced cake made with dried fruit and topped with marzipan balls. Today, children give presents, flowers, and home-made cards to their mothers.

3. Australia
In Australia Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. This is one of the most popular holidays. Favorite flowers for Mother’s Day in Australia are carnations. Aussies wear colored carnations if their mothers are living and white carnations if their mother are deceased..

4. USA
In America, Mother’s Day looks quite traditional. Moms are given presents: flowers, greeting cards, chocolates and jewelry. However, there is something that distinguishes this day in the US. At the time, Americans hang national flags in honor of the Mothers of the Nation. Mother’s Day in the US is a moveable feast and usually is celebrated on the second Sunday of May.

5. Italy
In Italy for Mother’s Day (Festa della Mamma) special heart-shaped cookies are baked. The day itself centres around activities bringing the family together. In many families mother is not allowed to do any housework or cooking on her special day. Lunch or dinner is often held at a local restaurant. Mother’s Day in Italy is celebrated on the second Sunday of May.

6. Japan
In Japan Mothers Day ((Haha no Hi) is celebrated widely across Japan on 8th May. The people of Japan consider carnations as one of the most beautiful gift. And for their sweetness and purity they are considered as a symbol of Mother’s Love. Mother’s Day is symbolically associated with the eggs. Top eggy dishes for Mother’s Day are omelette and pudding.

7. Mexico
Mothers’ Day (El Dia de la Madre) is a popular celebration across Mexico on May 10. However on May 9th, on the eve of Mother’s day, children travel to their mother’s home to spend family time together. Next morning children awaken their mothers by serenading them with special Mother’s Day songs. Affluent families often hire mariachis to accompany the children as they sing. Mothers are given flowers, cards, candy, and other gifts that symbolize love

8. Poland
In Poland, we give our mother sweets. You will find a very large selection of sweets in the stores where products are supplied by MPT Stanro. We recommend sweets from Baron and Vobro company. Your mum will be delighted!