Friday, May 12, 2017

Mother's Day Celebrations Around the World

Mother's Day is celebrated all around the world. While different countries celebrate at different times, the meaning of the day is the same: to celebrate a mother's extreme devotion to her children and family. On this day, children show their appreciation for everything their mom has done for them. Keep reading to learn when and how Mother's Day is celebrated in other countries around the world:

Mother's Day in the US 

In the United States, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. Mother's Day was declared a national holiday on May 8, 1914 by president Woodrow Wilson. In the US, the holiday has been very commercialized, but mother's and children alike look forward to spending the day together. Gift giving, including cards, flowers and candy, is common for the holiday. Mom's are often served breakfast in bed, and lunch or dinner at a restaurant is typical so that mom doesn't have to cook on her special day.

Mother's Day in the UK

In the United Kingdom, Mother's Day is celebrated on the 4th Sunday in the month of Lent. Since the days of Lent are not fixed, the date for Mother's Day varies each year. Much like in the US, children present flowers and bouquets to their moms to express their love. The tradition of celebrating Mother's Day started in the UK long before it caught on in the US. In fact, England was the first country in the world to dedicate a day for mothers as early as 1600s. They called it "Mothering Sunday." After paying a visit to church, children presented their mother's with flowers, and girls baked special cakes called "Simnel Cakes" for their mothers.

Mother's Day in Mexico 

In Mexico, Mother's Day is always on the set day of May 10th. The holiday is celebrated in a colorful fashion, and churches organize a special mass. During the service, the orchestra plays "Las MaƱanitas," and the traditional early-morning meal of tamales & atole is distributed to all local mothers. Gift giving is also practiced on Mother's Day in Mexico.

Mother's Day in Japan 

Mother's Day is also celebrated on the second Sunday of May in Japan. While flowers are often presented to mothers, the exchanging of gifts isn't as prevalent. Children do make it a point to get up early and wish their mothers with a cute Mother's Day message. Some children do buy different types of gifts for their mother such as: pin flower silk kimono or red flower cotton kimono, baby and mother kokeshi doll, tenugui, or fragrance cards. Across the country, various events are held in Japanese style. In addition, people of Japan also prepare special recipes for Mother's Day, particularly sushi.

Happy Mother's Day from Summerset Inn Resort! We hope you found these Mother's Day traditions from around the world interesting and we wish you a wonderful weekend spending time with your mom, grandma, wife or other mother figure. Keep the love going after Mother's Day by bringing mom to the beautiful Lake, our waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks awaits you! 

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