Mother’s Day is that one day of the year when you celebrate the love that your mother has been showering on you since the day you were born. This day marks the celebrations honouring maternal bond and motherhood.


It is usually celebrated in the month of May. Most popular date internationally accepted for Mother’s day is the second Sunday of May.

In the United States, Mother’s Day started when Anna Jarvis held a Memorial in the memory of her mother during the early part of the 20th century.

However over the years this celebration has become synonymous with celebration of motherhood in general and it honours the contribution of a person’s mother in his/her life.

Another form of Mother’s Day is Mothering Sunday. Mothering Sunday is held on the fourth Sunday of Lent in the United Kingdom and Ireland. This is celebrated three weeks before Easter, usually in the month of March.

In the 16th century, Catholic and Protestant Christians visited their mother’s church once a year on this day. It is from this tradition that the modern day Mothering Sunday has evolved, where children shower their mother with affection.

Some countries have adopted dates that have special significance for them in accordance to their history and tradition. For Example:

Arab countries 21st March
Argentina 3rd Sunday of October
Armenia 8th March
Egypt 21-Mar
Ethiopia For three days at the end of rainy season
Georgia 3rd March
Indonesia 22nd December
Iran 20 Jumada al-thani, usually in March or April
Israel Shevat 30 of the Jewish calendar, between 30 January and 1 March
Panama 8th December
South Sudan First Monday in July
Thailand Birthday of the Queen Sirikit on 12 August


Here are the dates for Mother’s Day for the next decade, i.e. till 2027:

  • May 14, 2017
  • May 13, 2018
  • May 12, 2019
  • May 10, 2020
  • May 9, 2021
  • May 8, 2022
  • May 14, 2023
  • May 12, 2024
  • May 11, 2025
  • May 10, 2026
  • May 9, 2027