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
7 Apr 2019 Armenia
5 May 2019 Angola, Cape Verde, Hungary, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain, Mozambique, Romania
8 May 2019 South Korea (Parent's Day)
10 May 2019 Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala
12 May 2019 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 2019 Paraguay
19 May 2019 Kyrgyzstan
22 May 2019 Israel
26 May 2019 Poland (Dzień Matki)
26 May 2019 Algeria, Cameroon, Dominican Republic, France, Madagascar, Haiti, Mauritius, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Sweden, Tunisia
27 May 2019 Bolivia
30 May 2019 Nicaragua
1 Jun 2019 Mongolia (Mother's & Children's Day)
8 Jun 2019 Luxembourg
1 Jul 2019 South Sudan
12 Aug 2019 Thailand (coincides with Queen's birthday)
15 Aug 2019 Costa Rica
15 Oct 2019 Malawi
14 Oct 2019 Belarus
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
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