Sunday, 14 March 2010
In England, Mother's Day, is celebrated as Mothering Sunday. The date of Mothering Sunday changes every year as it falls on the fourth Sunday in Lent (40 day period leading up to Easter). So Mothering Sunday is celebrated in the month of March or April.
Other countries around the world celebrate Mother's Day on a different day and even different time of the year. The majority of countries, including the US celebrate Mothers Day on the second Sunday in the month of May. This is the date on which it is celebrated in Turkey.
The first sunday in the month of May is Mothers Day for many other countries including Austria, The Netherlands, Portugal and Hong Kong. Sweden celebrates it on the last Sunday in the month of May. Then there are some countries who celebrate it on a Saturday.
So even though Mothers Day is on May 9th here in Turkey, the UK Mothers Day is still the one that's important to me.
I'm writing this post whilst waiting for my daughter and grandson to call me on skype...so that we can wish each other a Happy Mothers Day.
And for anyone else celebrating the joys of motherhood today....have a lovely day!