What is Mother’s Day?
Mother’s Day is an annual holiday that has been established in 1908 by Anna Jarvis for families to honor their own mother. It has also been adapted by many other countries around the world, including Singapore.
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When is Mother’s Day?
Singapore and most other countries celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May. This means Mother’s Day takes place on Sunday May 12 in 2024, and on Sunday May 11 in 2025. This date comes from the passing of Anna Jarvis’ mother on May 9, 1905 and the connection between the church, Sunday school and Sunday. In India, Mother’s Day is not seen as a religious holiday.
Celebrating Mother’s Day
The most popular traditions surrounding Mother’s Day are flowers, food, cards and gifts.
Since Anna Jarvis delivered 500 of them to the first celebration in 1908, carnations have been a representation of Mother’s Day. This flower was chosen because it was the favorite of her mother. In Singapore, other flowers are customary too.
It is common for families in Singapore to treat their mother to a nice dinner in a restaurant. High teas instead are customary too.
Even though Anna Jarvis thought of cards to be a lazy commercialization and stimulated people to write a personal letter, it is very common to send a card to your mother on Mother’s Day.
It is customary for children to give their mother a well thought of gift at Mother’s Day. This can include breakfast in bed, handmade crafts, and store bought gifts. Are you looking for a perfect gift for your mother? Our gift finder shows you the most popular gifts for your mother. Perfect for some inspiration!
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We wish you a happy Mother’s Day!