How is celebrated in Mexico?
On May 10th of 1922 Mother´s Day was declared an official holiday, no matter the day. This tradition has become one of the most important holiday in the country, were Mexican families get together to celebrate their mothers.
Mother’s Day is taken very seriously and is an opportunity to eat Mexican food. Students from Elementary and Junior High with the help of their teachers prepare a festival with music and food which is celebrated the same day of days before May 10th .
Mother’s Day around the world
In the US mother´s day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. Son, daughters and husbands across the U.S. picking up gifts ahead of the annual ritual to honor mothers. Like every year since it became a national holiday a century ago, moms will be showered with cards, chocolates and flowers on Sunday.
A 1950 law in France establishes the “fetes des meres” on the fourth Sunday in May (May 25 this year), except when it overlaps with Pentecost, in which case it’s pushed back a week. But beyond the date, Mother’s Day in France looks very similar to in the U.S.—cards and flowers are bestowed and family dinners are had.
While relatively new to the country, the imported holiday of Mother’s Day aligned with traditions of filial piety in China, as it has in countries the world-over. On the second Sunday of May, an increasing number of Chinese celebrate the day with gifts and festivities.
As early as the 16th century, the U.K. observed on the fourth Sunday of Lent a day called Mothering Sunday, when families came together to attend church. In the early 20th century, Mothering Sunday—which had evolved into a tradition of spending family time at home—was fused with the Hallmark-card-giving American holiday, but it has retained its traditional name and date (March 15 this year).