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 .
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 . 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, -26 days until Mother's Day 2016.
More on History.com Mother’s Day History
1.”Document signed by Woodrow Wilson Mothers Day” - National Archives, Archives.org.
2.”Mother’s Day Purchases” - National Retail Federation, nrf.com.
|When:||Second Sunday of May annually|
Dates for Mothers Day
|Holiday||Date||Days to Go|
|Mothers Day 2022||Sunday, May 08, 2022||-391|
|Mothers Day 2023||Sunday, May 14, 2023||-20|
|Mothers Day 2024||Sunday, May 12, 2024||344|
|Mothers Day 2025||Sunday, May 11, 2025||708|
|Mothers Day 2026||Sunday, May 10, 2026||1072|
|Mothers Day 2027||Sunday, May 09, 2027||1436|