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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day in Mexico

In Mexico, Mothers Day is always celebrated on May 10th.

Mothers Day in Mexico is celebrated in a colorful fashion. Children honor their mothers and thank them for their efforts in bringing them up. According to a custom in Mexico, sons and daughters come to the Family Home on the eve of Mothers Day on May 9.

The official recognition of Día de las Madres” or Mothers Day, started in 1922 when a journalist, Rafael Alducín wrote an article suggesting the celebration of Mother's Day throughout Mexico. The practice had already become a part of Mexican society but, Alducín’s article solidified this holiday throughout the nation.

Like many parts of the world, gifts of flowers and cards are sent to their mothers.  While the older children generally buy gifts from the store, the younger ones may prepare handmade gifts to honor their mothers. In several schools Mothers Day functions are organized where little ones present skits and songs to their Moms to express their gratitude and love.

The first North American Mother’s Day was conceptualized in the U.S. in 1870 and has led to what is now an official celebratory day.

Feliz dia de las madres!

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