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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.

Is Mother's Day a Public Holiday?

Mother's Day is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

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

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SunMay 10Mother's DayObservance
2016TueMay 10Mother's DayObservance
2017WedMay 10Mother's DayObservance
2018ThuMay 10Mother's DayObservance
2019FriMay 10Mother's DayObservance
2020SunMay 10Mother's DayObservance
2021MonMay 10Mother's DayObservance
2022TueMay 10Mother's DayObservance
2023WedMay 10Mother's DayObservance
2024FriMay 10Mother's DayObservance
2025SatMay 10Mother's DayObservance

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