Why Do Mexicans Celebrate Mother’s Day on 10th May Every Year?

Mother's Day in Mexico is celebrated every May 10
Mother's Day in Mexico is celebrated every May 10

Mexican Mothers Day

Here is All You Need to Know!

To give honour and express love to our moms, most of the countries celebrate mother’s day once a year. Our mothers, “Queen of Home” deserve all the love and appreciation. If we are honest, we can’t thank her enough for the sacrifices she has been making for us, and a single day can do her justice.

People belonging to different countries celebrate mother’s day on 9th May, the second Sunday of May. On the other hand, Mother’s day is celebrated on 10th May in Mexico as opposed to all the countries. Unlike the USA, Mexicans wish their mom’s mother’s day on the 10th, and El Dia de la Madre is a day of a big celebration.

How Did Mother’s Day Come in Mexico?

In 1914 the mother’s day was celebrated officially in the USA and was declared a holiday by Woodrow Wilson, the president of the USA. As we know that Anna Jarvis started the campaign to honour mothers when her own mother died. After a few years, the tradition spread, and many people started celebrating mother’s day on a particular date that is the 9th of May, but Mexicans didn’t do that.

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On the other hand, some authorities didn’t show enough enthusiasm for the tradition of mother’s day as an official celebration until 1914. After that Journalist, Rafael Alducin launched an invitation to set a specific date for the Mexican mothers. He had been there to pay homage and tribute to all Mexican mothers.

Soon, his efforts made the media and Mexican society give a favourable response, and then Mother’s day came on 13th April 1922 in Mexico. It happened after many years of official celebration in the USA.

Mexicans started celebrating this day and showered their mothers with gifts, cards, and surprises. Moreover, 10th May is considered the busiest day in Mexico since the roads are jammed with traffic and all the restaurants are occupied. The most beautiful thing about Mexican owners of the restaurants is that they allow the employees to leave early so they can take out time for their mothers too.

Why Mexicans Celebrate on 10th May, Unlike Other Countries?

Many Mexican communities such as California and New Mexico celebrate mother’s day on the 10th of May, just like the Mexicans. But why are they as opposed to most of the countries? Because back in the day, the 10th was always the “Pay Day” in Mexico. The employees and workers were paid on the 10th of every month. Mexican authorities found this positive, meaning that everyone can buy a little gift for his mother from his own pocket.

The 10th of May is always devoted in Mexico since all the workers get paid and can take out their mothers for a fancy meal at the restaurant. On this day, nobody can say that I can’t purchase anything for mom to appreciate her for her efforts. As a result, the restaurants are fully occupied, the roads are busy, and the streets reverberate with the sounds of beautiful songs played.

May 10th marks the holiday Dia de las Madres, which many Mexican communities in the Southwest and California refer to as Mexican Mother’s Day. In Mexico, El Dia de la Madre is a time to appreciate her, to give her dues, and to give the honour that she deserves.

Don’t forget to make her smile, since she does all the little things every day that make a big difference in our lives.

Why is Mother’s Day different in different countries?

Mother’s Day in the UK is always held on the fourth Sunday of Lent, because this was Christians would visit their ‘mother church’, which is also why we often refer to it as Mothering Sunday. Other countries like the US specifically refer to the day as Mother’s Day and theirs wasn’t founded through religion.

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