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Mother's Day in Ukraine

Many people in Ukraine show their love and appreciation for their mothers or mother-figures in Ukraine on Mother’s Day, which is on the second Sunday in May.

Mothers and mother figures are remembered on Mother's Day in Ukraine.
Mothers and mother figures are remembered on Mother's Day in Ukraine.
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What Do People Do?

Mother’s Day is an occasion to buy cards, flowers, chocolates, jewelry and other gifts for mothers or mother-type figures who have been role models in their lives. Some restaurants offer special Mother’s Day breakfasts, lunches or dinners. Mother’s Day is also celebrated on a wider scale around the world.

Public Life

Mother’s Day is an observance and not an official public holiday in Ukraine.

Background

Early Mother's Day celebrations can be dated back to the spring celebrations to honor Rhea, the Mother of the Gods, in ancient Greek civilization, according to some sources. The modern-day origins of Mother's Day can be attributed to two women in the United States – Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis – who organized Mother’s Day activities during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Mother’s Day has grown into a global event celebrated in many countries including Ukraine.

Symbols

Flowers are a common way to symbolize love and appreciation for a mother or mother figure on Mother’s Day.

Mother's Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
SunMay 92010Mother's DayObservance
SunMay 82011Mother's DayObservance
SunMay 132012Mother's DayObservance
SunMay 122013Mother's DayObservance
SunMay 112014Mother's DayObservance
SunMay 102015Mother's DayObservance
SunMay 82016Mother's DayObservance
SunMay 142017Mother's DayObservance
SunMay 132018Mother's DayObservance
SunMay 122019Mother's DayObservance
SunMay 102020Mother's DayObservance

Quick Facts

Mother’s Day is observed in Ukraine on the second Sunday in May each year.

Mother's Day 2016

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mother's Day 2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017

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Name in other languages

NameLanguage
день МатериRussian
День МатеріUkrainian
Mother's DayEnglish
MuttertagGerman
MorsdagNorwegian

List of dates for other years

Other holidays in May 2016 in Ukraine

United Nation Holiday on May 8, 2016

World Holiday on May 8, 2016

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