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Mother's Day around the World

In every country and in every culture, mothers are respected for their extreme devotion towards their kids. Celebrating Mother's Day comes across as one of the ways through which children can pay their loving tribute to their mothers and thank them for providing them with the best of care and upbringing. Mothers Day is a special day that is celebrated to honor all the mothers, almost throughout the world. This day is celebrated in several countries across the globe, though on different dates. In a large number of countries, including US, Mothers Day falls on the second Sunday in the month of May. Then there are other countries, such as England, where it is celebrated on a day in the fasting period of Lent. Whatever be the date of celebration, the essence of Mother's Day remains the same - a day when you thank your mother for all that she has done for you.

Mother's Day Celebrations Around the World

Mother's Day in US
Mother's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in the United States of America (USA). It falls on the second Sunday of May and is celebrated as a day to thank mothers for their never ending love and support. This day is very special for mothers, as they get a chance to spend some memorable moments with their children.

Mother's Day in UK
In the United Kingdom, Mother's Day falls on the fourth Sunday of the fasting period of Lent. The excitement, the feelings, the celebrations behind the day is the same in UK, as any other place in the world, the only difference being the date assigned to the festival and the stories related to it.

Mother's Day in Ireland
Mother's Day celebrations in Ireland also take place on the fourth Sunday in the Christian fasting month of Lent, similar to the United Kingdom. In the country, the day is celebrated with great enthusiasm and spirit. On this day, every child thanks his/her mom for the unending love and affection which he/she has received from her.

Mother's Day in Australia
In Australia, Mothers Day is celebrated with lot of enthusiasm and joy. It falls on the same day as in US i.e. the second Sunday in the month of May. Australians celebrate the day by giving flowers and presents to the mothers. At the same time, every mom and her child try to be together on this special day.

Mother's Day in Canada
Mother's Day is the most popular festival in Canada, after Christmas and Valentine's Day. It is celebrated on the second Sunday in the month of May. On this day, all the moms in Canada receive gifts, cards and flowers from their children, as an expression of their love and thankfulness.

Mother's Day in Mexico
In the North American country of Mexico, the date of Mother's Day is fixed. It is celebrated on 10th May every year. Though the date of this special celebration in Mexico does not match with that of other countries, the feeling and spirit behind it remain the same. By celebrating Mother's Day, Mexican children express their gratitude towards their mother.

Mother's Day in New Zealand
Even in New Zealand, Mothers Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in the month of May, just like US. On this day, all the kids in the country present their moms with gifts and cards and also take them out on lunch, dinner, etc. The whole idea behind this is to make her feel extremely special.

Mother's Day in South Africa
In South Africa, Mothers Day is celebrated a week before US i.e. on the first Sunday in the month of May. Children from every corner of the country try to reach their mothers on the day, to thank her for unconditional love and care that they keep on receiving from her, year after year.

Mother's Day in India
The trend of celebrating Mother's Day in India is very new. However, in the small duration since its initiation, the day has gained massive popularity. India also follows the concept of US and celebrates Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May. Though there is no national holiday on Mother's Day, the feelings and emotions behind the celebration remain the same.