Mother's Day in Mexico

Mothers’ Day (El Dia de la Madre) is a popular celebration for mothers and mother figures across Mexico on May 10.

May 10 - a special day for moms in Mexico!
May 10 - a special day for moms in Mexico!
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Celebrate Mothers’ Day

Mothers and mother figures are given flowers, cards, candy, and other gifts that symbolize appreciation, respect and love. It is a bittersweet day for moms of missing children (desaparecidos). Groups of these mothers protested on Mothers’ Day, calling for the government to help find their children, in previous years.

Public Life

Mothers’ Day is an observance and not a public holiday in Mexico. However, some public offices have been known to close early in the afternoon so employees can spend some of the day with their mothers.

About Mothers’ Day

The first official Mothers’ Day celebration in Mexico was held on May 10, 1922. The celebration soon took on religious undertones, with images of the Madonna and Child being displayed on Mother’s Day. The day has gained widespread popularity over the years. It is also celebrated in other countries worldwide.

About Mother's Day in other countries

Read more about Mother's Day.

Mother's Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
MonMay 102010Mother's DayObservance
TueMay 102011Mother's DayObservance
ThuMay 102012Mother's DayObservance
FriMay 102013Mother's DayObservance
SatMay 102014Mother's DayObservance
SunMay 102015Mother's DayObservance
TueMay 102016Mother's DayObservance
WedMay 102017Mother's DayObservance
ThuMay 102018Mother's DayObservance
FriMay 102019Mother's DayObservance
SunMay 102020Mother's DayObservance

Quick Facts

Many Mexicans celebrate Mothers’ Day as a festive family event in which mothers are given cards, flowers, and presents.

Mother's Day 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Mother's Day 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Name in other languages

NameLanguage
Mother's DayEnglish
Día de las MadresSpanish
MuttertagGerman

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Related holidays

Other holidays in May 2016 in Mexico

Fun Holiday on May 10, 2016

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