Mother’s Day Dates Around the World

Inside the Pantheon Temple - Rome, Italy

Inside the Pantheon Temple – Rome, Italy

What day is Mother’s Day? Depends on where in the world you are.  Check out the list below to see what date Mother’s Day falls on in your country:

  • February 12 – Norway
  • March 3 – Georgia
  • March 8 – Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Laos, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Romania, Russia,  Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Vietnam.
  • March 18 – Bangladesh, Ireland, Nigeria, United Kingdom
  • March 21 (first day of spring) –  Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
  • March 25 – Slovenia
  • April 7 (Mother’s Day and Beauty Day) – Armenia
  • April 21 (Mata Tirtha Aunshi) – Nepal
  • May 6 (first Sunday in May) – Hungary, Lithuania, Mozambique, Portugal, Spain
  • May 8 – South Korea (Parents’ Day)
  • May 10 – El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico
  • May 13 (second Sunday in May) – Anguilla, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burma, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • May 15 –  Paraguay
  • May 26 –  Poland
  • May 27 – Bolivia
  • May 27 (last Sunday in May) – Algeria, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mauritius, Morocco, Sweden, Tunisia, France and French Antilles (France is the last Sunday in May except if it coincides with Pentecost day (50th day after lent), in which case it is shifted to the first Sunday in June)
  • May 30 – Nicaragua
  • June 1 – Mongolia
  • June 12 (second Sunday in June) – Luxembourg
  • June 26 (last Sunday in June) – Kenya
  • August 12 – Thailand (Queen Sirikit Kitiyakara’s birthday)
  • August 15 – Costa Rica, Antwerp (Belgium)
  • October 10 (second Monday in October) – Malawi
  • October 14 – Belarus
  • October 16 (third Sunday in October) – Argentina
  • December 8 – Panama
  • December 22 – Indonesia


** Feel free to leave me a comment if you have any additional dates or countries

3 Responses to Mother’s Day Dates Around the World

  1. It’s funny how you don’t realize how many differences there are in the world as far as things like this. When you’re naive, you just assume everyone’s date or the way people do things are the same as your countries until your eyes are opened. I’ve liked my eyes better now since the first time they were opened. :0)

    VacayGirl May 12, 2013 at 10:45 PM Reply
    • I completely agree with you VacayGirl. It’s the reason why I wrote about this so that we may realize that not everyone celebrates it the day we do. Thank you for your comment. Hope we keep in touch via Twitter, FB, and our blogs. Cheers!

      I Will Travel May 12, 2013 at 11:54 PM Reply
  2. Yup, 5/26 where I grew up. 🙂

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