In the United States Mother's Day is a holiday celebrated annually on the second Sunday of May. Mother's Day in 2021 is on Sunday, the 9th of May in week 19. Don't forget to give your mother a gift, send a card, take her out for dinner or buy her some nice flowers to show her how special she is. Read all about the traditions in the USA.
Mother's Day is not a federal holiday but it's a day to celebrate motherhood and show appreciation for mothers, including (great-)grandmothers, stepmothers, foster mothers and other mother figures. The history goes way back: the modern holiday was first celebrated in 1908. Anna Marie Jarvis was the founder of this holiday in the United States.
Second Sunday of May 2021
This special day is celebrated in a lot of countries around the world. Some with different celebrations, traditions and dates. Most of them are celebrated on the second Sunday of May, like in the United States. If you are from the United Kingdom or Ireland you should know that it is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in Lent. And if you live in an Arab country the day will most likely be celebrated on the 21st of March.
Especially in these times it is good to connect with your family. Maybe you and your mom have already been vaccinated? Then of course it is a great time to meet up again for a nice family brunch. But even if that is not possible because of COVID, you can always surprise your mother with beautiful flowers, a card or another gift. Whatever you choose... when it comes from your heart, we're sure she'll love it. Have a great day!
Mother's day dates
Upcoming dates in the United States: