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.
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.
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 countriesRead more about Mother's Day.
Mother's Day Observances
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Quick FactsMany Mexicans celebrate Mothers’ Day as a festive family event in which mothers are given cards, flowers, and presents.
Mother's Day 2016Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Mother's Day 2017Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Name in other languages
|Día de las Madres||Spanish|
Other holidays in May 2017 in Mexico
- Labor Day / May Day – Monday, May 1, 2017
- Battle of Puebla – Friday, May 5, 2017
- Teacher's Day – Monday, May 15, 2017
- Ascension Day – Thursday, May 25, 2017