Monday, April 30, 2007

When Do Other Parts Of The World Celebrate Mother's Day?

We all know this day. Come every 2nd Sunday in May each year, we buy our moms a pink carnation as an expression of our love and appreciation for her. Or well, at least most of us do our best to keep her smiling and be happy that day. :)

But, do you know that not every country celebrate Mother's Day on the same day?

Take a look!

third Sunday in February

Norway

Shevat 30 (falls anywhere between January 30 and March 1)

Israel

March 3

Georgia

March 6

Slovenia

March 8

Afghanistan, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Laos, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Vietnam. The date coincides with the International Women's Day.

Fourth Sunday in Lent (Mothering Sunday - March 18 in 2007)

Ireland, United Kingdom, Nigeria

March 21 (first day of spring)

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Jordan, Kuwait, Sudan,United Arab Emirates, Yemen

April 20

Armenia

First Sunday in May

Hungary, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain

May 8

South Korea, Albania (Parents' Day)

May 10

Mexico

May 10

much of South America, El Salvador, Guatemala, Oman, Pakistan

Second Sunday in May

Anguilla, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Malta, Malaysia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zimbabwe

May 26

Poland

October 9

Bolivia

last Sunday in May

France (except if it coincides with Pentecost day, in which case Mother's Day will be shifted to the first Sunday of June), Dominican Republic, Haiti, Sweden, Morocco

May 30

Nicaragua

August 12

Thailand (the birthday of Queen Sirikit Kitiyakara)

August 15 (Assumption Day)

Antwerp (Belgium), Costa Rica

November 10

Malawi

second or third Sunday in October

Argentina (Día de la Madre)

December 8

Panama

December 22

Indonesia

20th Jumada al-thani (also called Women's Day)

Iran and other Muslim sects, especially Shias. The date is the (disputed) birthday of Fatima Zahra. The Islamic calendar is lunar so it cycles relative to the Western calendar.


Source: Wikipedia

Are you getting ready for Mother's Day gifts? Mark your diary on13 May 2007, the day to honour and show our appreciation for this great woman who brought life to us years ago.

If you're cracking your head over possible gifts, it's still in time to do some online shopping. Excellent for those who have little time to spare to go shopping.

Mark 13 May 2007 on your diary.

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