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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: -


Date Countries
1 Jul 2019 South Sudan
12 Aug 2019 Thailand (coincides with Queen's birthday)
15 Aug 2019 Costa Rica
14 Oct 2019 Belarus
15 Oct 2019 Malawi
20 Oct 2019 Argentina
3 Nov 2019 Timor Leste
9 Nov 2019 North Korea
24 Nov 2019 Russia
8 Dec 2019 Panama
22 Dec 2019 Indonesia - coincides with the 25th anniversary date of the 1928 Indonesian Women Congress


Date Countries
9 Feb 2020 Norway
3 Mar 2020 Georgia
8 Mar 2020 Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Laos, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Uzbekistan (coincides with International Women's Day)
21 Mar 2020 Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Lebanon, Mauritania, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, SudanSyria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
22 Mar 2020 United Kingdom, Ireland, Nigeria, Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man (This is the 4th Sunday of Lent)
25 Mar 2020 Slovenia
3 May 2020 Angola, Cape Verde, Hungary, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain, Mozambique, Romania
8 May 2020 South Korea (Parent's Day)
10 May 2020 Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala
10 May 2020 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
15 May 2020 Paraguay
19 May 2020 Kyrgyzstan
22 May 2020 Israel
26 May 2020 Poland (Dzień Matki)
27 May 2020 Bolivia
30 May 2020 Nicaragua
31 May 2020 Algeria, Cameroon, Dominican Republic, France, Madagascar, Haiti, Mauritius, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Sweden, Tunisia
1 Jun 2020 Mongolia (Mother's & Children's Day)
14 Jun 2020 Luxembourg

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