Viewed as an important figure in Mexican society, mothers are the ones in charge at home. Mother’s Day is celebrated in Mexico on May 10 when children and relatives will give gifts such as flowers or electronics, and present a serenade, letter, or poem.
In a survey, the Office of Strategic Communication (GCE) revealed that mothers in the country have a greater influence on the house, so much so that 39.7 percent of respondents said they are holding the reins in the family.
Meanwhile, 37.7 percent said the father calls the shots, 20.3 percent said both divide responsibility, and 1.1 percent said neither has control.
When asked about gift giving this Mother’s Day, 85 percent said that flowers are the perfect present, while 14 percent said the opposite.
Of the 600 respondents nationwide, 85 percent said the children will invite their mother for lunch, dinner or going to the movies.
The serenade or Mañanitas, which is one of the traditions to commemorate the day is an activity that satisfies a lot to the “queens of the house”, according to 78 percent.
With the technological wave today, mothers are updated and some people instead of the aforementioned gifts, prefer a gadget, among which are cellular, photographic or tablet camera, said 57 percent.
Sweets and chocolates are a good bet for mothers with 55 percent of Mexican respondents.
What moms don’t want is household appliances for Mother’s Day, with 60% finding it an inappropriate gift.
The celebration of Mother’s Day in Mexico is a deeply rooted tradition, for that reason, 93.4 percent of respondents celebrates with his mother, wife or a family with maternal experience, and 6.2 percent do not.
By gender, 95 percent of men will spend time with their mother while 92 percent of women would.
The opinion poll of GCE explained that among the reasons for not celebrate that day, the death of the mother (23.4 percent), while 11.4 percent did not respond.
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