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 .
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
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)
More on History.com Mother’s Day History
|When:||Second Sunday of May annually|
May 2021 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|May 1 - Sat||May Day 2021||Observance||675|
|May 2 - Sun||Orthodox Easter 2021||Orthodox||676|
|May 5 - Wed||Cinco de Mayo 2021||Observance||679|
|May 6 - Thurs||National Nurses Day 2021||Observance||680|
|May 6 - Thurs||National Day of Prayer 2021||Observance||680|
|May 9 - Sun||Laylat al Qadr 2021||Muslim||683|
|May 9 - Sun||Mothers' Day 2021||Observance||683|
|May 13- Thurs||Eid al-Fitr 2021||Muslim||687|
|May 13 - Thurs||Ascension Day 2021||Christian||687|
|May 15 - Sat||Peace Officers Memorial Day 2021||Observance||689|
|May 15 - Sat||Armed Forces Day 2021||Observance||689|
|May 17 - Mon||Shavuot 2021||Jewish||691|
|May 22 - Sat||National Maritime Day 2021||Observance||696|
|May 23 - Sun||Pentecost 2021||Christian||697|
|May 24 - Mon||Whit Monday 2021||Christian||698|
|May 31 - Mon||Memorial Day 2021||Federal Holiday||705|