Read about the origin, history and celebration of Mother's Day (Mothers Day) in Canada.
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Mother's Day in Canada

Origin and History of Mother's Day in Canada

“All mothers think their children are oaks, but the world never lacks for cabbages” said Robertson Davies (a famous Canadian author). For a mother her child remains the best and vice-versa. Mothers are respected, loved and appreciated universally for the sacrifices they make during their lifetime. Mother’s day is observed on the second Sunday of May each year. It is considered as the most popular festival of the year. On this special day, children pay tribute to their mothers and show gratitude for their constant support. They also greet grandmothers and motherly figures in their life. They give cards and flowers to express their love on this occasion. Carnations in particular are used to grace the occasion.

Local name: Mothers Day

Ways to celeberate Mothers Day in Canada

In Canada, Mother’s day is not declared as a federal holiday. Schools and government organizations remain closed as the event falls on Sunday every year. Malls and restaurants are over-crowded with people. The occasion has been commercialized to a large extent. Children give beautiful cards written with personalized messages. Hence, the sale of greeting cards flips the record on this special occasion. In order to give a break from kitchen, children take their mothers out for dinner or cook special recipes. Mothers in Canada are pampered with flowers, delicious cakes, personalized handmade gifts and cards. Carnations are considered as a popular symbol in both Canada and USA. People gift chocolates, jewelry, clothes, family albums and handmade items to express their love and gratitude for mothers. Children staying away from their mothers visit their homes to make them feel special on this day.