Saturday, May 9, 2009

H ημέρα της Μητέρας

Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Mother's Day is celebrated on different dates in different countries. Most countries celebrate the special occasion of Mother's Day on the second Sunday in the month of May. The particular day was declared as the official day for Mother's Day celebrations by US President Woodrow Wilson by signing a Joint Resolution on May 8, 1914. This tradition of honoring mothers and paying them tribute on the second Sunday in the month of May spread to many countries across the globe. Various countries adopted this date to celebrate Mothers Day.

At present, besides US Mothers Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May in several countries including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Turkey and India.

Mothers Day Date in UK
In England, Mother's Day, is celebrated as Mothering Sunday. The date of Mothering Sunday changes every year as if falls on the fourth Sunday in the Lent season (40 day period leading up to Easter). Mothering Sunday is celebrated in the month of March or early April.

Since the date of the festival falls half way between Shrove Tuesday and Good Friday in the middle of the Lent, Mothering Sunday is also called Mid-Lend Sunday.

Mothers Day Date in Different Countries
It may be noted that several countries around the world celebrate Mother's Day on a different day and even different time of the year. At several places even the method of celebrations varies. But what is remarkably same, are the feelings behind the idea of celebrating Mother's Day. Everywhere in the world, people celebrate Mother's Day to express gratitude and love for their mother and to make them feel special.

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