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International Mothers Day

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: -

2020

Date Countries
14 Oct 2020 Belarus
15 Oct 2020 Malawi
18 Oct 2020 Argentina
3 Nov 2020 Timor Leste
16 Nov 2020 North Korea
29 Nov 2020 Russia
8 Dec 2020 Panama
22 Dec 2020 Indonesia - coincides with the 25th anniversary date of the 1928 Indonesian Women Congress


2021

Date Countries
14 Feb 2021 Norway
3 Mar 2021 Georgia
8 Mar 2021 Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Laos, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Tajikstan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam (coincides with International Women's Day)
21 Mar 2021 Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Lebanon, Mauritania, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
14 Mar 2021 United Kingdom, Ireland, Nigeria, Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man (This is the 4th Sunday of Lent)
25 Mar 2021 Slovenia
2 May 2021 Angola, Cape Verde, Hungary, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain, Mozambique, Romania, São Tomé and Príncipe
8 May 2021 South Korea (Parent's Day)
9 May 2021 Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, 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
10 May 2021 Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala
14 May 2021 Benin
15 May 2021 Paraguay
19 May 2021 Kyrgyzstan
22 May 2021 Israel
26 May 2021 Poland (Dzień Matki)
27 May 2021 Bolivia
30 May 2021 Nicaragua
30 May 2021 Algeria, Cameroon, Dominican Republic, France, Madagascar, Haiti, Mauritius, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Sweden, Tunisia
1 Jun 2021 Mongolia (Mother's & Children's Day)
13 Jun 2021 Luxembourg
14 Jun 2021 Afghanistan
5 Jul 2021 South Sudan
12 Aug 2021 Thailand (coincides with Queen's birthday)
15 Aug 2021 Antwerp, Costa Rica
14 Oct 2021 Belarus
15 Oct 2021 Malawi
17 Oct 2021 Argentina
3 Nov 2021 Timor Leste
16 Nov 2021 North Korea
28 Nov 2021 Russia
8 Dec 2021 Panama
22 Dec 2021 Indonesia - coincides with the 25th anniversary date of the 1928 Indonesian Women Congress

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