In Mexico, Mother’s Day is celebrated on May 10 each year, and this year that date coincides with the second Sunday in May, the day the United States and Canada celebrates Mother’s Day, meaning all of North America will be honoring mothers this Sunday, May 10.
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Mother’s Day, or Día de las Madres, in Mexico is a popular celebration with large family gatherings honoring mothers with cards, flowers, and gifts. Many family gatherings and reunions for the holiday occur on the eve of Mother’s Day on May 9 where many children make gifts for their mother. In many villages of Mexico it is still tradition for the children of the family to begin the day by singing songs around the home that are dedicated to their mother.
While Mother’s Day is not a national holiday, many public buildings choose to close early so that employees have time to spend the day with their mother and family.
Mother’s Day was first celebrated in Mexico on May 10, 1922. Since then the holiday has also taken on many religious displays with the Madonna and Child being prominently displayed as a symbol of the holiday. There is also a special Catholic Mass prepared to honor the day in churches around Mexico.
Mother’s Day is celebrated with great gusto in Mexico, even honoring the mothers who have already passed. With the enthusiasm for Mother’s Day in Mexico, one is easily reminded about the role their own mother has played in their own life.
Happy Mother’s Day!