MADRID – Spanish mothers will lavishly celebrate Mother’s Day or Sunday Thea de la Madre on Sunday, May 2 (2021). In Spain, Mother’s Day is always celebrated on the first Sunday in May, for example, Mother’s Day in the Netherlands and Belgium is celebrated on the second Sunday in May, with the exception of Antwerp.
Celebrates Father’s Day (March 19 in Spain) in memory of Father. In families celebrating Mother’s Day, that day is all about motherhood. She often gets breakfast in bed and gifts, and she gets a break from housework (a little old-fashioned but still).
Thai Worship is a much older tradition than modern Mother’s Day, and goes back to Thai worship in classical Greek. Formal Thai worship was practiced throughout Asia Minor during the month of March (15th) with ceremonies for the great mother of the gods, Sybil or Riya. The Catholic Church has a long tradition of worshiping Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Holidays in its current form have spread from the United States to other parts of the Western world. This tradition began in the Netherlands and Belgium in 1925 and in Spain in 1965. In Spain this day has not been officially announced by the authorities, it is only a popular and business day.
Mother’s Day is celebrated around the world and on the same day as Spain, residents of Hungary, Lithuania, Portugal and Romania do so. The first Mother’s Day of the year takes place in Norway on the second Sunday in February, followed by Mother’s Day in Israel from January 30 to March 1. There are also March 3, March 8, Mother’s Day, Lent’s fourth Sunday, March 21, March 25, April 7, the first Sunday in May, May 8 and May 10.
Along with the Netherlands and Belgium (excluding Antwerp), the following countries celebrate their Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May: Anguilla, Aruba, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, , Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Ecuador, Estonia, Philippines, Finland, Ghana, Grenada, Greece, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Croatia, Latvia, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Austria, Pakistan , Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Czech Republic, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela, USA, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Switzerland. (See all dates and countries Here)
Antwerp is different
When Antwerp, a generous artist, and Alderman Franz van Quick introduced a Mother’s Day on August 15, 1913, American Mother’s Day was not yet known, the feast day of Mary (our Lady of Ascension), the city’s patron since 1124. It was the day of the great Mary procession. According to the Antwerp ships, the social order was completely affected by radical modernization at the turn of the century. His solution: to restore and nurture the family’s kite.
According to Van Quick, everything had to be done to visualize the mother’s role in the family and community. A special day seemed like a great technique to him. Van Quick mobilized local newspapers and schools, published a screenplay, and formed a campaign team. The kids and dad had to surprise mom with decorations, occasional verses, flowers, special sandwiches and even jewelry.
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