Mothers' Day, in Italy, as in other countries of the world, it falls every year on the second Sunday of May and for 2024 the meeting is on Sunday May 12. This date, however, for a birthday celebrated in 40 countries around the worldonly applies to certain regions, while in others it is even celebrated in different months.

In Italy the holiday is celebrated on the second Sunday of May because in ancient times, at that time, there was a climate change linked to the season and the possibility of thank the feminine divinity who gives life: the Great Mother. But Mother's Day, as we know it, dates back to the mid-fifties, when the mayor of Bordighera, Raul Zaccari, decided to celebrate Mother's Day at the Palazzo del Parco in Bordighera to promote the “Flowers and Ornamental Plants Fair” and, in 1958, he presented a bill aimed at institutionalizing the festival initially set for May 8 and then moved.

In England the festival dates back to the 18th century and was initially called Mothers Day and this coincided with fourth Sunday of Lent and, on this occasion, children and young people who were away from home to study or work could return to their families and they brought flowers or small gifts to their mother.

In France there Mother's Day it was promoted, in 1950, by a law which fixed its date in the last Sunday in May although the first celebration was organized in 1918 in Lyon.

In Argentina THE Mothers' Day it is the third Sunday in October, a date linked to liturgical calendar: October 11 is indeed celebrated Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Argentina therefore decided to set the celebration for the following Sunday.

In the USAIt was in May 1870 that the peace activist Julia Ward Howe proposed the establishment of Mother's Day for Peace, but the proposal it was not resumed until 1908. In the 1914 United States President Woodrow Wilson made this holiday a national holiday. repair it in the second Sunday in May and, since then, the custom of give pink roses to mothers and very numerous Countries around the world have decided to adopt the same date.

In many Arab countrieslike Egypt, the party Ruz-e Madar falls on March 21, the day of the spring equinox.

Mother's Day, generic photo pixabay

Mother's Day, generic photo

Mother's Day, dates around the world:

  • Second Sunday in February: Norway
  • March 8: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania
  • Fourth Sunday of Lent: Ireland, United Kingdom
  • March 21: Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Palau, Jordan, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Morocco
  • April 7: Armenia
  • First Sunday in May: Angola, Hungary, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain
  • May 8: South Korea
  • May 10: most of South America, India, Mexico, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar
  • Second Sunday in May: Germany, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Malta. , Malaysia, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Switzerland, Chinese Taipei, Turkey, United States, Venezuela
  • Last Sunday in May: France, Sweden, Dominican Republic, Haiti
  • August 12: Thailand
  • August 15: Costa Rica
  • Third Sunday in October: Argentina
  • Last Sunday in November: Russia
  • December 8: Panama
  • December 22: Indonesia

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