Mother's Day 2016


When is Mother's Day 2016?

Mother's Day 2016 is on Sunday, May 8, 2016 (in 348 days).
Mother's Day 2015 has already passed - it was on Sunday, May 10, 2015, 16 days ago.

What is Mother's Day?

Mother's Day is a celebration honoring mothers and celebrating motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, yet most commonly in March, April, or May. It complements Father's Day, the celebration honoring fathers.

Mother's Day around the world

In most countries Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May, among them the USA, Canada, most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, India, China, Japan, the Philippines and South Africa. One notable exception to this rule are the UK and Ireland, which celebrate Mother's Day on the fourth Sunday in Lent. Most Arab countries celebrate Mother's Day on March 21st (vernal equinox). Most East European countries celebrate Mother's Day on March 8th. For a complete overview of the dates of Mother's Day around the world see here.

In most countries, Mother's Day is a recent observance derived from the holiday as it has evolved in America. When it was adopted by other countries and cultures, it was given different meanings, associated to different events (religious, historical or legendary), and celebrated in a different date or dates.

Some countries already had existing celebrations honoring motherhood, and their celebrations have adopted several external characteristics from the US holiday, like giving carnations and other presents to your own mother.

The extent of the celebrations varies greatly. In some countries, it is potentially offensive to one's mother not to mark Mother's Day. In others, it is a little-known festival celebrated mainly by immigrants, or covered by the media as a taste of foreign culture (compare the celebrations of Diwali in the UK and the United States).

When is Mother's Day 2017?

Mother's Day 2017 is on Sunday, May 14, 2017 (in 719 days).

Dates for Mother's Day from 2010 to 2020

The next occurrence of Mother's Day is marked in red.

When is ...? Date      Day of the week      Days away     
Mother's Day 2010      May 9, 2010      Sunday      1843 days ago
Mother's Day 2011      May 8, 2011      Sunday      1479 days ago
Mother's Day 2012      May 13, 2012      Sunday      1108 days ago
Mother's Day 2013      May 12, 2013      Sunday      744 days ago
Mother's Day 2014      May 11, 2014      Sunday      380 days ago
Mother's Day 2015      May 10, 2015      Sunday      16 days ago
Mother's Day 2016      May 8, 2016      Sunday      in 348 days
Mother's Day 2017      May 14, 2017      Sunday      in 719 days
Mother's Day 2018      May 13, 2018      Sunday      in 1083 days
Mother's Day 2019      May 12, 2019      Sunday      in 1447 days
Mother's Day 2020      May 10, 2020      Sunday      in 1811 days
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Mother's Day 2016 Dates of Mother's Day 2016 and surrounding years
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See also: Dates for other worldwide holidays

New Year's Eve
New Year's Day
Valentine's Day
Father's Day
Mother's Day

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