Tuesday August 20, 2019

Mother's Day 2020


Bouquet of flowers for mother on Mother’s Day.Bouquet of flowers for mother on Mother’s Day.

Mother's Day for the year 2020 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, May 10th.


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

Sunday, May 10th is day number 131 of the 2020 calendar year with 8 months, 20 days until Mother's Day 2020.



Further Reading:
More on History.com Mother’s Day History


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

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

Dates for Mothers Day

HolidayDateDays to Go
Mothers Day 2018 Sunday, May 13, 2018 -464
Mothers Day 2019 Sunday, May 12, 2019 -100
Mothers Day 2020 Sunday, May 10, 2020 264
Mothers Day 2021 Sunday, May 09, 2021 628
Mothers Day 2022 Sunday, May 08, 2022 992
Mothers Day 2023 Sunday, May 14, 2023 1363


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