When Is Mother’s Day

Australians and Americans celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May.

Britons celebrate Mothering Sunday three weeks before Easter.

Other countries Mother’s Day celebrations range from February to December.


Mother’s Day in America, Australia and England

Mother’s Day 2009
Mother’s Day (USA, Australia) Sunday, May 10 2009
Mothering Sunday (UK) March 22, 2009

Mother’s Day 2010
Mother’s Day (USA, Australia) Sunday, May 09 2010
Mothering Sunday (UK) March 14, 2010

Mother’s Day 2011
Mother’s Day (USA, Australia) Sunday, May 08 2011
Mothering Sunday (UK) April 03, 2011

Mother’s Day 2012
Mother’s Day (USA, Australia) Sunday, May 13 2012
Mothering Sunday (UK) March 18, 2012

Mother’s Day 2013
Mother’s Day (USA, Australia) Sunday, May 12 2013
Mothering Sunday (UK) March 10, 2013

Mother’s Day 2014
Mother’s Day (USA, Australia) Sunday, May 11 2012
Mothering Sunday (UK) March 30, 2012

Mother’s Day 2015
Mother’s Day (USA, Australia) Sunday, May 10 2012
Mothering Sunday (UK) March 15, 2012

Mother’s Day 2016
Mother’s Day (USA, Australia) Sunday, May 8 2012
Mothering Sunday (UK) March 6, 2012


Mother’s Day Around the World

Second Sunday in February

Jan 30 – March 1
Israel – Shevat 30

March 3

March 8
Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Laos, Macedonia*, Montenegro, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine.

Fourth Sunday in Lent
Ireland, Nigeria, United Kingdom

March 21
Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Lebanon, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen (most Arab countries)

March 25

April 7

Nepal – Baisakh

First Sunday in May
Hungary, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain

May 8
Albania (Parents’ Day), South Korea (Parents’ Day)

May 10
El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico

Second Sunday in May
Anguilla, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Malta, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, St. Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zimbabwe

May 26

May 27

Last Sunday in May
Algeria, Dominican Republic, France, Haiti, Mauritius, Morocco, Sweden, Tunisia

May 30

June 1
Mongolia (The Mothers and Children’s Day. Mongolia is the only country that celebrates Mother’s day twice a year)

Second Sunday in June

Last Sunday in June

August 12
Thailand (the birthday of Queen Sirikit Kitiyakara)

August 15
Antwerp (Belgium), Costa Rica

Second Monday in October

October 14

Third Sunday in October
Argentina (Día de la Madre)

Last Sunday in November

December 8

December 22