Happy Mothers Day 2016

Happy Mother’s Day Holiday Honoring Motherhood to Be Celebrated Sunday

International Mother’s Day Date May, 8 Sunday, 2016 ( Every year Second Sunday of May)

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President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation in 1914 that started the holiday. He asked Americans to give a public expression of reverence to mothers on this day. Carnations have come to represent Mother’s Day, following President William McKinley’s habit of always wearing a white carnation, his mother’s favorite flower.
The holiday is celebrated on the second Sunday in May and has been recognized as a national holiday in the U.S. since 1914.

About Mothers Day

Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce the holiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to remove it from the calendar. While dates and celebrations vary, Mother’s Day most commonly falls on the second Sunday in May and traditionally involves presenting mothers with flowers, cards and other gifts.

History of Mothers Day

Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.” Once a major tradition in the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, this celebration fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent and was originally seen as a time when the faithful would return to their “mother church”—the main church in the vicinity of their home—for a special service. Over time the Mothering Sunday tradition shifted into a more secular holiday, and children would present their mothers with flowers and other tokens of appreciation. This custom eventually faded in popularity before merging with the American Mother’s Day in the 1930s and 1940s.

How to Celebrate Mothers Day 2016

Mother’s Day are celebrated throughout the world, traditions vary depending on the country. In Thailand, for example, Mother’s Day is always celebrated in August on the birthday of the current queen, Sirikit. Another alternate observance of Mother’s Day can be found in Ethiopia, where families gather each fall to sing songs and eat a large feast as part of Antiheroes, a multi day celebration honoring motherhood.

Happy Mother's Day Holiday

In the United States, Mother’s Day continues to be celebrated by presenting mothers and other women with gifts and flowers, and it has become one of the biggest holidays for consumer spending. Families might also celebrate by giving mothers a day off from activities like cooking or other household chores. At times Mother’s Day has also been a date for launching political or feminist causes. In 1968 Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King Jr., used Mother’s Day to host a march in support of underprivileged women and children. In the 1970s women’s groups also used the holiday as a time to highlight the need for equal rights and access to childcare.

Upcoming Mother’s Day dates 2017 to 2020
EventDate
Mother’s Day 2017Sunday, 14 May 2017
Mother’s Day 2018Sunday, 13 May 2018
Mother’s Day 2019Sunday, 12 May 2019
Mother’s Day 2020Sunday, 10 May 2020

Mothers Day 2016 Calebration Dates all over the World

Mothers Day 2016 Dates all over the World
OccurrenceDatesCountry
First Sunday of FebruaryFeb 1, 2015
Feb 7, 2016
Feb 5, 2017
Kosovo
Second Sunday of FebruaryFeb 8, 2015
Feb 14, 2016
Feb 12, 2017
Norway
3 March Georgia
8 March Afghanistan
Albania
Armenia†
Azerbaijan
Bulgaria†
Kazakhstan†
Laos
Macedonia†
Moldova†
Montenegro†
Romania†
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia†
Tajikistan†
Vietnam†
Fourth Sunday in Lent (Mothering Sunday)15 Mar 2015
6 Mar 2016
26 Mar 2017
Ireland
Nigeria
United Kingdom
Guernsey
Jersey
Isle of Man
21 March
(Springequinox)
Bahrain
Comoros
Djibouti
Egypt
Iraq
Jordan
Kuwait
Libya
Lebanon
Mauritania
Oman
Palestine
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Somalia
Sudan
Syria
United Arab Emirates
Yemen
25 March Slovenia
7 April (Annunciationday) Armenia (Motherhood and Beauty Day)
First Sunday of MayMay 3, 2015
May 1, 2016
May 7, 2017
Angola
Cape Verde
Hungary
Lithuania
Mozambique
Portugal
Romania
Spain
8 May South Korea (Parents’ Day)
10 May El Salvador
Guatemala
Mexico
Second Sunday of MayMay 10, 2015
May 8, 2016
May 14, 2017
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belgium
Belize
Bermuda
Bonaire
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei
Canada
Cambodia
Chile
China
Colombia
Croatia
Cuba
Curaçao
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominica
Ecuador
Estonia
Ethiopia
Fiji
Finland
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Grenada
Guyana
Honduras
Hong Kong
Iceland
India
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Kenya
Latvia
Liberia
Liechtenstein
Macau
Malaysia
Malta
Myanmar
Namibia
Netherlands
New Zealand
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Peru
Philippines
Puerto Rico
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
Singapore
Sint Maarten
Slovakia
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Switzerland
Taiwan
Tanzania
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
Uganda
Ukraine
United States
Uruguay
Vietnam
Venezuela
Zambia
Zimbabwe
15 May Paraguay (same day as Día de la Patria)
19 May Kyrgyzstan (Russian: День матери, Kyrgyz: Энэ күнү)
26 May Poland (Polish: Dzień Matki)
27 May Bolivia
Last Sunday of May (sometimes first Sunday of June if the last Sunday of May isPentecost)May 31, 2015
May 29, 2016
May 28, 2017
Algeria
Dominican Republic
France (First Sunday of June ifPentecost occurs on this day)
French Antilles (First Sunday of June ifPentecost occurs on this day)
Madagascar
Morocco
Haiti Mauritius
Senegal
Sweden
Tunisia
30 May Nicaragua
1 June Mongolia† (together with Children’s Day)
Second Sunday of JuneJun 14, 2015
Jun 12, 2016
Jun 11, 2017
Luxembourg
First Monday of JulyJul 6, 2015
Jul 4, 2016
Jul 3, 2017
South Sudan
12 August Thailand (birthday of Queen Sirikit)
15 August (Assumption of Mary) Costa Rica
Antwerp (Belgium)
Second Monday of OctoberOct 12, 2015
Oct 10, 2016
Oct 9, 2017
Malawi
14 October Belarus (since 1996)
Third Sunday of OctoberOct 18, 2015
Oct 16, 2016
Oct 15, 2017
Argentina (Día de la Madre)
3 November Timor Leste
8 December (Feast of the Immaculate Conception) Panama
22 December Indonesia
Hebrew calendars
OccurrenceEquivalentGregorian datesCountry
Shevat 30Between 30 January and 1 March Israel
Hindu calendars
OccurrenceEquivalentGregorian datesCountry
BaisakhAmavasya(Mata Tirtha Aunsi)Between 19 April and 19 May Nepal
Islamic calendars
OccurrenceEquivalentGregorian datesCountry
20 Jumada al-Thani[n 1]20 April 2016
10 April 2016
30 March 2016
Iran

Source wikipedia.org

Mothers Day in UK and Ireland Sunday 12 March, 2017

Mothering Sunday or Mother’s Day
Mothering Sunday is always held on the fourth Sunday of Lent. It is exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday.
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