International Mothers Day

March 29, 2022 Tutorial Pepup Team

International Mother’s Day is a special occasion that’s celebrated across the globe to honor our lovely mothers and motherly bonds within a family. Some countries that whole-heartedly celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May are Denmark, Australia, Italy, Turkey, Finland, Switzerland, and Belgium. Probably to disassociate themselves from the traditions in British regions, the pilgrim fathers who visited America did not seem to follow Mothering Sunday.

International Mothers Day

But centuries later, in 1907, Miss Anna Jarvis started a movement to set up a national Mother’s Day to honor her mother. Her mother had been vocal about forming “Mothers Friendship Day” to assist the healing process soon after the Civil War. So, Miss Jarvis wanted to set a day for honoring all mothers – living or dead. And since then it’s been celebrated as the official day of Mother’s Day in America – and beyond.

However, this occasion does not have a fixed date or month. In many countries, mother’s day is celebrated on different months or dates. Here we list different days and dates on which people celebrate Mother’s day in their respective countries.

Date Countries
1 Feb 2022 Israel
13 Feb 2022 Norway
3 Mar 2022 Georgia
8 Mar 2022 Albania, Armenia, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Laos, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Tajikstan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam (coincides with International Women’s Day)
21 Mar 2022 Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Lebanon, Mauritania, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
27 Mar 2022 United Kingdom, Ireland, Nigeria, Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man (This is the 4th Sunday of Lent)
25 Mar 2022 Slovenia
1 May 2022 Angola, Cape Verde, Hungary, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain, Mozambique, Romania, São Tomé and Príncipe
8 May 2022 South Korea (Parent’s Day)
8 May 2022 Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Cuba, Curaasao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Myanmar, Namibia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Pakistan, Papa New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sint Maarten, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzinia, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganada, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
10 May 2022 Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala
15 May 2022 Paraguay
19 May 2022 Kyrgyzstan
26 May 2022 Poland (Dzień Matki)
27 May 2022 Bolivia
30 May 2022 Nicaragua
29 May 2022 Algeria, Cameroon, Dominican Republic, France, Madagascar, Haiti, Mauritius, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Sweden, Tunisia
1 Jun 2022 Mongolia (Mother’s & Children’s Day)
12 Jun 2022 Luxembourg
4 Jul 2022 South Sudan
12 Aug 2022 Thailand (coincides with Queen’s birthday)
15 Aug 2022 Antwerp, Costa Rica
14 Oct 2022 Belarus
15 Oct 2022 Malawi
16 Oct 2022 Argentina
3 Nov 2022 Timor Leste
12 Nov 2022 North Korea
27 Nov 2022 Russia
8 Dec 2022 Panama
22 Dec 2022 Indonesia