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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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