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

Origin and History of Mother's Day in Mexico

Mexico celebrates Mother’s Day every year on 10th of May, unlike United States that observes on the second Sunday of May. For Mexicans, this day is considered as an auspicious occasion to rejoice the greatness of motherhood. The youngsters and oldies thank their mother for all the pain and trouble she has suffered through years while bringing up her children. Children do not leave any stone unturned to pay homage and respect to their mothers for all the love and affection granted non stop. Mexicans make the best out of this day to shower love and kindness to their mothers and all elder ladies. They take all steps to make this day memorable and cherished throughout life.

Local name: Mother’s Day

Ways to celeberate Mother’s Day in Mexico

Mexicans celebrate Mother’s Day with great enthusiasm and zeal. The importance of Mother’s Day in Mexico can be judged by the fact that it is declared as an important and significant holiday. Mexicans come together to celebrate this special day at the shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe. The place is chosen as a symbol of motherhood. Here, an orchestra plays “las mañanitas” of the Virgin. Mexicans have a wonderful custom of celebrating the spirit of motherhood. When the mass gathers at this place, they provide early morning meals to all the mothers present. The menu consists of meals like “Tamales” and “Atole”. They gift them with beautiful and gorgeous bouquets of flowers. The young children show their affection towards their mothers through homemade gifts. Through this, children make their mother realize her importance and how much they love them.