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What is different about Mother's day in the US and the UK

Different dates to celebrate Mother’s Day in the US, and UK are tied to some religious connotations and orders from the past governments of these countries. The tradition of Mother's Day goes as far back as 250 BC when the Ancient Greeks and Romans would celebrate the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybel with festivals in their honour.

Mother’s Day in the UK

In the UK, Mother’s Day is marked on the fourth Sunday of the Christian festival of Lent to pay gratitude to all the doting mothers across the world. Traditionally, it is a day when Christians were encouraged to visit their “mother church.” Nowadays, the day is recognized as a sign of a family reunion

Mother’s Day in the US

US Mother’s Day is not associated with any religious background, instead, it came into existence in 1914 only after a campaign was launched by Anna Jarvis, an American woman whose mother died in May. Then President Wilson established the foundation of Mother’s Day in America after making the announcement that it will be held every year on the second Sunday of May and indicated it as a “public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.”

What is different about Mother's day in the US and the UK

Mother’s Day across the world

Many nations around the world - around 100 - have followed the US lead in celebrating Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May.

There are also countries that have opted to tie their Mother’s Day to a specific date of national importance. In Bolivia, Mother’s Day commemorates the Heroínas de la Coronilla, a group of women who on 27 May 1812 fought in the Battle of Pocona in the Bolivian War of Independence. In Thailand, it is celebrated on 12 August, the birthday of Sirikit Kitikayara, the Thai queen's mother.

In some countries, meanwhile, Mother’s Day is scheduled to coincide with International Women’s Day, held on 8 March. Flowers have long been associated with days honouring mothers, right from their earliest origins in the wildflowers gathered en route to one’s mother's church.

Interestingly, by the 1920s, Mother’s Day in America had come to be associated with a particular flower, the carnation - a bloom you’ll see in two different colours in our sumptuous Mother’s Love bouquet. Carnation is still a big deal on Mother’s Day in many countries, with pink being the most popular colour, as it symbolises the undying love of a mother.

What is different about Mother's day in the US and the UK

With that in mind, a bouquet of tulips or Lylie is a wonderful way to put a smile on your mum’s face too. Or, if she’s someone who likes to do things differently, you can use a unique Flower 3D pop-up greeting card for her.

Flower 3D Popup cards are a perfect choice if your mother is allergic to pollen, or you can choose a card with the model of the mother and child symbol along with the words “I Love Mom”, or “Love You Mom”... to express your love for your mother.

What is different about Mother's day in the US and the UK
What is different about Mother's day in the US and the UK