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


12 Feb 2017 Norway
3 Mar 2017 Georgia
8 Mar 2017 Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Laos, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Uzbekistan
26 Mar 2017 United Kingdom, Ireland, Nigeria, Bangladesh (This is the 4th Sunday of Lent)
21 Mar 2017 Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Yemen
25 Mar 2017 Slovenia
7 Apr 2017 Armenia
7 May 2017 Hungary, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain, Mozambique, Romania
8 May 2017 South Korea
10 May 2017 Mexico
14 May 2017 Anguilla, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Curaasao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denark, Ecuador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Netherlands, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zimbabwe
15 May 2017 Paraguay
19 May 2017 Kyrgyzstan
22 May 2017 Israel
26 May 2017 Poland
27 May 2017 Bolivia
28 May 2017 Algeria, Cameroon, Dominican Republic, France, Haiti, Mauritius, Mali, Morocco, Sweden, Tunisia
30 May 2017 Nicaragua
1 Jun 2017 Mongolia (Mother's & Children's Day)
11 Jun 2017 Luxembourg
3 Jul 2017 South Sudan
12 Aug 2017 Thailand
15 Aug 2017 Costa Rica, Antwerp
9 Oct 2017 Malawi
15 Oct 2017 Argentina
3 Nov 2017 Timor Leste
26 Nov 2017 Russia
8 Dec 2017 Panama
22 Dec 2017 Indonesia