How does the world celebrate Mother’s Day?

Mother's Day is one of the most important celebrations in the world. This is the day we give honor to our mothers for all their sacrifices to the family. It's less than a month before the celebration, have you thought of the ways how you would celebrate it with the most important woman in your life? Do you know how it started and how it is celebrated by different nations and cultures around the world? 

Here are some interesting facts about Mother's Day:

The modern Mother's Day celebration began in 1908. It was Anna Jarvis who initiated a campaign to make Mother's Day a recognized holiday in the United States.

Although some countries observe Mother's Day on different dates, it is officially celebrated every second Sunday of May, worldwide by almost 50 countries.

In the Czech Republic, Mother's Day started in 1923, Alice Masaryková was the promoter of the celebration.

In Paraguay, Mother's Day is celebrated to honor the role played by Juana María de Lara that led to Paraguay's independence.

In Samoa, Monday after Mother's Day is a national holiday.

Mother's Day celebration in Egypt was first introduced by journalist Mustafa Amin and was first celebrated in 1956.

In China, carnation is a very popular gift during Mother's Day and the most sold flowers during the celebration.

In South Sudan, the first Mother's Day was held on July 2, 2012.

In Sweden, the first celebration of Mother's Day was initiated by the author Cecilia Bååth-Holmberg 1919.

In Taiwan, Mother's Day is celebrated together with Buddha's Birthday and Tzu Chi Day.

In the United States, Mother's Day is one of the biggest days for sales of flowers and greeting cards and it yields the highest church attendance after Christmas Eve and Easter. Many worshippers celebrated the day with carnations, colored if the mother is still alive and white if deceased.

Mother's Day celebration in Australia was started by Janet Heyden in 1924. Traditionally, chrysanthemum is given to "mums" for Mother's Day.

In Belgium, children make little presents for Mom a week before Mother's Day or Moederkesdag. Fathers typically buy croissants and other sweet breads and pastries and bring these to the mother while she's still in bed.

In Thailand, Mother's Day is celebrated on August 12th, which is the birthday of Queen Sirikit, the Queen Mother of Thailand. On this day, Thai people typically wear the color blue, which is the Queen's favorite color. The day is also marked by various festivities and ceremonies, including giving jasmine flowers to mothers as a symbol of respect and gratitude.

Mother's Day is a special day in the Philippines, and it is celebrated in a variety of ways.

Filipinos typically celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May, just like in many other countries around the world. On this day, people will often give their mothers gifts, such as flowers, chocolates, or other tokens of appreciation. Some people may also take their mothers out to eat, go on a family outing, or spend the day doing activities together.

Overall, Mother's Day is a time to honor and celebrate the special bond between a mother and child, and to show appreciation for all of the hard work and sacrifices that mothers make in order to care for their families.

How ever you celebrate this day – simple or extravagant – what matters most is your intention to make your MOTHER happy not just on this day but every day of her life.

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