This year, Mexican Mother’s Day is on Monday, May 10, 2021.
Mother’s Day in the United States consistently falls on the second Sunday of May, but Mother’s Day in Mexico always takes place on May 10, regardless of which day of the week it happens to fall on.
Anna Jarvis wanted to honor MOthers around the world, and to set aside a day to honor them because she believed a mother is “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world”. … In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers.
Mothers are the most important persons in our lives and they put in their all to help us hone our skills and/or abilities and carve our personalities. Mother’s Day is celebrated every year to appreciate the efforts a mother puts in for her child.
Agatha Christie has written: “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” This intense maternal passion accurately describes many women’s experiences within motherhood, and it also deeply resonates with Mexican culture as a whole. This brings us to Mexican Mother’s Day—one of the most important, cherished holidays in Mexico—which boasts so many traditions including feasts and songs! So when is Mexican Mother’s Day?
As radio host Maxine Woodside has said, “For us Mexicans, first, there is the Virgin of Guadalupe, and, second, there is our mother.” This says a lot, as “Our Lady of Guadalupe is Mexico’s spiritual mother, loved and revered all over the world.” And since mothers are held in such high esteem, it’s no wonder “El Dia de la Madre” is such a significant annual celebration. Although life has trials and hardships, remembering the enduring support from mothers helps inspire lasting gratitude. After all, to paraphrase author Valeria Luiselli, the world teaches us to shut up, but our mothers teach us to speak.
El Dia de la Madre is full of joy, appreciation, lots of food, and singing! Curious to learn more? We have all you need to know about Mother’s Day in Mexico. And start taking notes, because many traditional Mexican mom-tributes go above and beyond similar holidays in other nations!