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Mother's Day 2016

Bouquet of flowers for mother on Mother’s Day.
May 2016
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Ascension Day
Thursday May 5
-7 years, -11 months, -20 days
or -2912 days


Mothers Day
Sunday May 8
-7 years, -11 months, -17 days
or -2909 days


Sunday May 15
-7 years, -11 months, -10 days
or -2902 days


Memorial Day
Monday May 30
-7 years, -10 months, -26 days
or -2887 days


Mother's Day for the year 2016 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, May 8th.

Mother's Day is observed the second Sunday in May. It is a time to honor mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers for their contribution to family and society. Since it is not a federal holiday, businesses may be open or closed as any other Sunday. The compliment to Mother's day is Father's Day, celebrating the contributions Father's make to raising a family.

Countries that celebrate Mother’s Day

Most countries around the world celebrate Mother’s Day including most of Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, India, and Japan on the second Monday of May. Many Arab countries like Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and more celebrate Mother’s Day on March 21 (spring equinox). Some countries like United Kingdom and Ireland and others celebrate the Day on the fourth Sunday during Lent and call it Mothering Sunday. Many eastern and southern Eurasian countries including Russia celebrate Mother’s Day together with International Women’s Day on March 8th. Mother’s Day celebrations around the world details on Wikipedia.

Mother’s Day celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 2014. In the year 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed into law Mother’s Day stating that the Day would be celebrated on the second Sunday of May and be a national holiday [1].

The most popular gifts/ideas to give for Mother’s Day in order of popularity are 1) Greeting Cards, 2) Flowers, 3) Special outings, 4) Clothing and accessories, and 5) Jewelry [2]. Many mothers like a phone call or hugs and kisses as well.

Days to Mother’s Day 2016

Sunday, May 8th is day number 129 of the 2016 calendar year with -7 years, -11 months, -17 days until Mother's Day 2016.

Further Reading:
More on Mother’s Day History

1.”Document signed by Woodrow Wilson Mothers Day” - National Archives,
2.”Mother’s Day Purchases” - National Retail Federation,

Mother's Day
Name(s):Mother's Day
When:Second Sunday of May annually

Dates for Mothers Day

HolidayDateDays to Go
Mothers Day 2023 Sunday, May 14, 2023 -347
Mothers Day 2024 Sunday, May 12, 2024 17
Mothers Day 2025 Sunday, May 11, 2025 381
Mothers Day 2026 Sunday, May 10, 2026 745
Mothers Day 2027 Sunday, May 09, 2027 1109
Mothers Day 2028 Sunday, May 14, 2028 1480