Wednesday June 26, 2019

Mother's Day 2021

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

Mother's Day for the year 2021 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, May 9th.

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 9th is day number 129 of the 2021 calendar year with 1 year, 10 months, 13 days until Mother's Day 2021.

More information on Mother's Day. (Traditions, Customs and History)

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

May 2021 Holidays

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May 1 - SatMay Day 2021Observance675
May 2 - SunOrthodox Easter 2021Orthodox676
May 5 - WedCinco de Mayo 2021Observance679
May 6 - ThursNational Nurses Day 2021Observance680
May 6 - ThursNational Day of Prayer 2021Observance680
May 9 - SunLaylat al Qadr 2021Muslim683
May 9 - SunMothers' Day 2021Observance683
May 13- ThursEid al-Fitr 2021Muslim687
May 13 - ThursAscension Day 2021Christian687
May 15 - SatPeace Officers Memorial Day 2021Observance689
May 15 - SatArmed Forces Day 2021Observance689
May 17 - MonShavuot 2021Jewish691
May 22 - SatNational Maritime Day 2021Observance696
May 23 - SunPentecost 2021Christian697
May 24 - MonWhit Monday 2021Christian698
May 31 - MonMemorial Day 2021Federal Holiday705

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