International Mother's Day Dates in different countries around the world!

Mother's Day is celebrated all around the world. It seems to be a universal thing that cultures put a day aside each year to celebrate the act of motherhood. To pay tribute both to the miracle of birth and to the special woman who performed that miracle: your mother. However not everywhere celebrates Mother's Day on the same 'Mothering Sunday' as the UK.

There are many different Mother's Day celebrations around the world, as the complicated table below makes clear! The most common alternative date is the second Sunday in May. This is the American date, and it came about like this...

For whatever reason, possibly a wish to disassociate themselves from British traditions, the pilgrim fathers who first travelled to America didn't seem to take Mothering Sunday with them. Centuries later, in 1908, Mrs Anna Jarvis set up Mother's Day as the Americans know it today, for the second Sunday in May. In 1914 she was successful, and since then this has been the date of Mother's Day in America - and beyond.

Celebrate Mother's Day around the World, by sending flowers from our special range of flowers for delivery on Mother's Day on the following dates: -

Date Countries

2017

12 Aug 2017 Thailand
15 Aug 2017 Costa Rica, Antwerp
9 Oct 2017 Malawi
14 Oct 2017 Belarus
15 Oct 2017 Argentina
3 Nov 2017 Timor Leste
26 Nov 2017 Russia
8 Dec 2017 Panama
22 Dec 2017 Indonesia

2018

11 Feb 2018 Norway
3 Mar 2018 Georgia
8 Mar 2018 Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Laos, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Uzbekistan (coincides with International Women's Day)
11 Mar 2018 United Kingdom, Ireland, Nigeria, Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man (This is the 4th Sunday of Lent)
21 Mar 2018 Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Lebanon, Mauritania, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, SudanSyria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
25 Mar 2018 Slovenia
7 Apr 2018 Armenia
6 May 2018 Angola, Cape Verde, Hungary, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain, Mozambique, Romania
8 May 2018 South Korea (Parent's Day)
10 May 2018 Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala
13 May 2018 Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Cuba, Curaasao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Myanmar, Namibia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Pakistan, Papa New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sint Maarten, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzinia, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganada, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
14 May 2018 Benin
15 May 2018 Paraguay
19 May 2018 Kyrgyzstan
22 May 2018 Israel
26 May 2018 Poland
27 May 2018 Algeria, Bolivia, Cameroon, Dominican Republic, France, Madagascar, Haiti, Mauritius, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Sweden, Tunisia
30 May 2018 Nicaragua
1 Jun 2018 Mongolia (Mother's & Children's Day)
10 Jun 2018 Luxembourg
2 Jul 2018 South Sudan
12 Aug 2018 Thailand (coincides with Queen's birthday)
15 Aug 2018 Costa Rica, Antwerp
8 Oct 2018 Malawi
14 Oct 2018 Belarus
21 Oct 2018 Argentina
3 Nov 2018 Timor Leste
16 Nov 2018 North Korea
26 Nov 2018 Russia
8 Dec 2018 Panama
22 Dec 2018 Indonesia