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  Happy Mothers Day!
When is Mothers Day? Always the month of May in the US!
Different countries celebrate Mother's Day on various days of the year because the day has a number of different origins. In the United States, it is held on the second Sunday in May. 
The second Sunday of May will fall on the following dates in the next few years:
2009 - May 10 / 2010 - May 9  / 2011 - May 8

Origin of this Holiday
"The modern Mother's Day holiday was created by Anna Jarvis as a day for each family to honor its mother, and it's now celebrated on various days in many places around the world. It complements Father's Day, the celebration honoring fathers."

"This holiday is relatively modern, being created at the start of the 20th century, and should not be confused with the early pagan and Christian traditions honoring mothers, or with the 16th century celebration of Mothering Sunday, which is also known as Mother's Day in the UK."

"In most countries the Mother's Day celebration is a recent holiday derived from the original US celebration. Exceptions are, for example, the Mothering Sunday holiday in the UK."
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Different countries celebrate Mother's Day on various days of the year because the day has a number of different origins.

Second Sunday in May - United States, Anguilla, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados,Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Malta, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zimbabwe
February/third Sunday - Norway
Shevat 30 (falls anywhere between January 30 and March 1)  - Israel
March 6 - Slovenia
March 8 - Afghanistan, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Vietnam. The date coincides with the International Women's Day.
Fourth Sunday in Lent (Mothering Sunday)  - Ireland, United Kingdom, Nigeria
March 18 (first day of spring) - Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Jordan, Kuwait, Sudan,United Arab Emirates, Yemen
First Sunday in May - Hungary, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain
May 8  - South Korea, Albania (Parents' Day)
May 17 much of South America, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Oman, Pakistan, Singapore
first Sunday in May - France (except if it coincides with Pentecost day, in which case Mother's Day will be shifted to the first Sunday of June), Dominican Republic, Haiti, Sweden, Morocco
February 12 -Thailand (the birthday of Queen Sirikit Kitiyakara)
August 5 (Assumption Day) Antwerp (Belgium), Costa Rica
November 10 -Malawi
second or third Sunday in October -Argentina (Día de la Madre)
December 9 -Panama, Spain
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History Facts About Mother's Day
Mother's Day in the United States was first proclaimed around 1870 in Boston by Julia Ward Howe's Mother's Day Proclamation, and Howe called for it to be observed each year nationally in 1872.  Visit wikipedia.org to read The original Mother's Day Proclamation:
The first known observance of Mother's Day in the U.S. occurred in Albion, Michigan, on May 13, 1877, the second Sunday of the month.
Early "Mother's Day" was mostly marked by women's peace groups. A common early activity was the meeting of groups of mothers whose sons had fought or died on opposite sides of the American Civil War.
According to the National Restaurant Association, Mother's Day is now the most popular day of the year to dine out at a restaurant in the United States.
Mothering Sunday, commonly called "Mothers' Day" in the United Kingdom, has no direct connection to the American practice. It falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent (exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday).

What's Traditional for Mother's Day?
It's traditional for gifts to be given to Mom on Mother's Day.
It's traditional for Moms to wear a rose or carnation for the day.
It's traditional for Mom to be taken out to dinner so she doesn't have to cook on her special day.
It's traditional for young children to make Mom a homemade Mother's Day card.
It's traditional for art class at school to teach the kids how to make a homemade gift for Mom.
It's traditional for sunday school classes to use Mother's Day as a learning tool to teach children about a mother's love and how important Mother's are.
It's also common for churches, clubs and other organizations to have Mother and Daughter day teas during Mother's Day week.

Fun Fact about Mother's Day:
According to the National Restaurant Association, Mother's Day is now the most popular day of the year to dine out at a restaurant in the United States."
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This Holiday is related to:
Father's Day / Parents' Day / Children's Day / Mothering Sunday / May crowning / Grandparents Day
International Women's Day / Hallmark Holiday / Family Day /

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