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Happy Mother’s Day! Why is it a different date in the US?

If you happen to be American or have a parent living somewhere other than the UK, all this Mother’s Day spectacle might have given you an ‘oh dear’ moment as you think you’ve left it too late.

But it’s ok. Mum won’t disinherit you just yet. Mother’s Day is celebrated on a different date across the pond and in other places around the world.

So, when is Mother’s Day in the US and why is it celebrated on another day?

Here’s all you need to know.

In 2023, Mother’s Day is today, Sunday, March 19.

We’ll be celebrating and remembering wonderful mums/mams and treasured loved ones again the following year on Sunday, March 10.

Only a few countries share this date, including Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man, Ireland and Nigeria.

The US date for Mother’s Day 2023 is Sunday, May 14.

In the UK, you’ll notice that the date changes significantly every year.

This is because Mothering Sunday first began as a church tradition over here, taking place three weeks before Easter on the fourth Sunday of Lent.

This was when Christians would visit their ‘mother church’ – and is the reason for the term Mothering Sunday.

Source of data and images: metro

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