When is Mother’s Day in the UK? Why is Mother’s Day celebrated on different dates around the world?

Did you know that Mother’s Day is different around the world? It is a celebration of Maternal life and the role of Matriarchs on communities and society. Modern-day celebrations of the holiday originated in the United States, where they are celebrated on the second Sunday of May. Mother’s Day was conceived in the United States. Started by the daughter of Civil War nurse Ann Jarvis, Anna Jarvis advocated for a day to recognize the importance of mothers. Throughout the US, the idea gained much traction that, by 1911, all states recognized the day, and in 1914, it became a national holiday

When is Mother’s Day 2022 in the UK?

On Laetare Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Lent, those who had moved away were encouraged to visit their home parishes and their mothers. As families reunited in spring, picking flowers on the way home became a tradition. Eventually, children would bring their mothers flowers as a gift on the way home. In the UK, it became Mothering Sunday, which has continued into modern times, though it has mostly been replaced by Mother’s Day.

When is Mother’s Day celebrated around the world?


Originally a US holiday, Mother’s Day is now observed by many countries around the world. In fact, America is among the several other countries that celebrate it on the second Sunday in May.


Traditionally, Mother’s Day in China was a day of support for poor women and to commemorate mothers who live in rural areas. Typically, the holiday also occurs on the second Sunday of May, representing the lunar calendar’s fourth month.

Middle East

In the Middle East, the celebration of Mother’s Day first started in Egypt in 1956. In modern times, they commemorate the occasion on March 21, at the start of spring.


Traditionally, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the last Sunday of May in France, but if that date falls on Pentecost, they celebrate it on the first Sunday of June.

What gift should I give on Mother’s Day?

Mother’s day is a day to lavish your loved maternal figures with gifts and appreciate their effect on your life. Due to this, at American Food Mart, we have created a hamper for the occasion. So check it out and give your mother a wonderful gift.

Mother's Day bundle selection

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