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When is Mother's Day Around the World?

While Mother's Day in the US is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of May, and the UK's Mothering Sunday is celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent, worldwide many countries also celebrate Mother's Day (also known as Ladies Day, Women's Day, Parent's Day) throughout the year.

Date Celebrated Countries Celebrating
Second Sunday in February Norway
Shevat 30
(falls anywhere between January 30 and March 1)
March 3 Georgia
March 8 Afghanistan, Albania*, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Laos, Macedonia*, Montenegro, Moldova*, Montenegro, Romania*, Russia*, Serbia, Ukraine.

*In Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Guyana, Italy, Macedonia, Mongolia, and Russia the day is observed as International Women's Day (not specifically Mothers' Day).
Fourth Sunday in Lent
(Mothering Sunday)
Ireland, Nigeria, United Kingdom
March 21
(Vernal Equinox)
Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Lebanon, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen (most Arab countries)
March 25 Slovenia
April 7 Armenia
Baisakh (Mata Tirtha Aunsi - April/May) Nepal
First Sunday in May Hungary, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain
May 8 Albania (Parents' Day), South Korea (Parents' Day)
May 10 El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico
Second Sunday in May
Anguilla, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Malta, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, St. Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zimbabwe
May 15 Paraguay
May 26 Poland
May 27 Bolivia
Last Sunday in May Algeria, Dominican Republic, France*, Haiti, Mauritius, Morocco, Sweden, Tunisia

*(except if the day falls on Pentecost Sunday, in which case Mother's Day will be celebrated on the first Sunday of June)
May 30 Nicaragua
June 1 Mongolia (The Mothers and Children's Day. Mongolia is the only country that celebrates Mother's Day twice a year.)
2nd Sunday of June Luxembourg
Last Sunday of June Kenya
August 12 Thailand (the birthday of Queen Sirikit Kitiyakara)
August 15
(Assumption Day)
Antwerp (Belgium), Costa Rica
Second Monday in October Malawi
October 14 Belarus
Third Sunday in October Argentina (Día de la Madre)
Last Sunday of November Russia
December 8 Panama
December 22 Indonesia

(If we are missing anything please make note in the comments below)

Source: Wikipedia - Mother's Day

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Add Comment
Shakil al abrar from Bangladesh
05:36 05/03/2011
08 may 2011 is international mothers day.i love my mom very much.and i take care both my mother and father.they r to me as a this day we should pledge that we wont't do any wrong with them especially with mom bcoz the profhet (sm) said that the heaven is situated under the foot of parents.[al - hadith].
ralf from Namibia
03:05 05/01/2011
when is mother's day in Namibia?
Oluwaseun Femi-Owoeye from Nigeria
08:33 03/27/2011
Can't trade my Mother for any other mom.She's my pillar of Strength!
Okara osiewundo joseph from Nigeria
06:14 03/15/2011
My mom goes extra miles to see that her child becomes what eva he/she wants to become *she is one in a million* wishin her long life so that she can eat the fruit of her labour â¬she is the best mom evaâ¬...
Agim Kola from New York, US
17:40 03/07/2011
In Albania is called "Mother's Day". I am born and raised in Albania, and we always called March 8th "Mother's Day" and not "Women's Day".
Itri Hassanovic from Morocco
16:54 01/22/2011
I think Morocco celebrate Women's day on the 8 of March .So, Is there an official celebration for Mother's day in Morocco ?
N.Deo from Trinidad and Tobago
11:34 05/09/2010
Happy Mothers' Day to all the mothers in Trinidad and Tobago and in the world at large especially to the best mom in the world....Patsy Deo/ A Mother is a freind, a hero, and the source of our strength most of the times. Love you Mom.
S. Olabisi Ogunsola from Nigeria
04:32 05/09/2010
Thanks, you are doing a great job. I wish to send a THANK YOU NOTE TO MY MOTHER for being the vehicle that brought me into the world. She is a mother worth her salt. Thank you MAMA OYO.
Arlayne Mannings from California, US
22:20 05/08/2010
I did not see Morocco or North Africa listed. Is a celebration honoring mothers acknowledged there?
Lydia Riedel from Germany
20:14 05/08/2010
I'd like to send congratulations to the best mothers of the world, Jaycee Dugard and Elisabeth Fritzl. How is it possible? Could you please offer a congratulation service to well known mothers with unknown address?

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