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Mothers Day 2026


Are you thinking why your phone message still getting waves of mum-oriented messages? Then you will be surprised to know that in different parts of the world Mother’s Day is celebrated on different dates from the UK. To your surprise, MOTHER’S DAY 2026 UK falls on Sun, Mar 15, 2026 in the UK and other countries, it is celebrated on 2nd Sunday of May Month. So in this blog, we will be discussing why the date of Mother’s Day is different in the US from the UK.

When to celebrate Mother’s Day in the UK?

In the UK, this event falls on every fourth Sunday of the Christian festival of Lent. This custom was introduced because it opted to be the tradition whenever people who have moved for work revisit their hometown especially the mother church and their mother used to offer gifts and food.

So, this day started to be known as Mothering Sunday. Since the date of lent varies every year therefore the date of Mother’s Day even varies. But, not only the UK but many more countries like Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man, and Nigeria contribute Mother’s Day celebration of the same day.

Why do the dates vary in the US?

In the US, Mother’s Day falls on the second Sunday of May month. Howsoever, in the US, Mother’s Day does not display any religious importance or link. But according to history, it is scripted that an activist named Anna Jarvis called up a service in May 1908 to honor the sacrifice done by the mothers for their children. Soon, he started taking an effort and began the journey of adaption to Mother’s Day as per the stories reveal.

Finally, the concept got introduced and churches began to celebrate the day as the campaign paid off. In 1914 President Woodrow Wilson took the step forward by signing the bill which officially declared the 2nd Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. But after some time, Jarvis believed to start, disapproved of the concept of commercialization of the occasion because it was just against the sentiment.

When is it celebrated in other countries?

Different countries recognize different dates as Mother’s Day. Such as Australia Denmark, Finland, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, and Belgium make use of Sunday as the date for celebrating Mother’s Day.  But if we look at the Middle East then we get to know that it first started in Egypt in 1956 and began to be celebrated on the first day of spring. But, in Mexico as well as Latin America Mother’s Day falls on 10 May every year. But if we talk about Thailand, then Mother’s Day is considered to fall in August on the birthday of the current queen, Sirikit.

Stats of commercial market on Mother’s Day:

It is always considered that Mother’s Day revolves around gifts and cards, etc. Taking into consideration the count of the British retail consortium, it is estimated that around £45 million is spent every year on Mother’s Day cards in favor of 30 million cards sent. If we talk about chocolate then, you will be surprised to know that £55 million was spent on chocolate which cost 4 million people buying the box for their mom. Around £260 million is spent on the flower that is gifted to the mother figure. According to the Flowers and Plants Association, Mother’s Day is claimed as the biggest event in UK’s cut flower and indoor plant industry. They claim to get a 40% hike from normal day trading. Near about £1.8 billion falls in the categories of personal gifting such as spas and manicures. Try to get involved with us to get a heart-touching gift and card ideas from our professional experts.