Mother’s Day 2021 – Calendar Date

Bouquet of flowers for mother on Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day 2021 – Calendar Date

Bouquet of flowers for mother on Mother’s Day.

May 2021
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Mothers Day
Sunday May 10
-10 months, -30 days
or -334 days

11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21

Ascension Day
Thursday May 21
-10 months, -19 days
or -323 days

22 23
24 25

Memorial Day
Monday May 25
-10 months, -15 days
or -319 days

26 27 28 29 30

Sunday May 31
-10 months, -9 days
or -313 days

Mother’s Day for the year 2021 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, May 10th.

Mother’s Day is observed the second Sunday in May. It is a time to honor mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers for their contribution to family and society. Since it is not a federal holiday, businesses may be open or closed as any other Sunday. The compliment to Mother’s day is Father’s Day, celebrating the contributions Father’s make to raising a family.

Countries that celebrate Mother’s Day

Most countries around the world celebrate Mother’s Day including most of Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, India, and Japan on the second Monday of May. Many Arab countries like Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and more celebrate Mother’s Day on March 21 (spring equinox). Some countries like United Kingdom and Ireland and others celebrate the Day on the fourth Sunday during Lent and call it Mothering Sunday. Many eastern and southern Eurasian countries including Russia celebrate Mother’s Day together with International Women’s Day on March 8th. Mother’s Day celebrations around the world details on Wikipedia.

Mother’s Day celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 2014. In the year 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed into law Mother’s Day stating that the Day would be celebrated on the second Sunday of May and be a national holiday [1].

The most popular gifts/ideas to give for Mother’s Day in order of popularity are 1) Greeting Cards, 2) Flowers, 3) Special outings, 4) Clothing and accessories, and 5) Jewelry [2]. Many mothers like a phone call or hugs and kisses as well.

Days to Mother’s Day 2021

Sunday, May 10th is day number 131 of the 2021 calendar year with -10 months, -30 days until Mother’s Day 2021.

Further Reading:
More on Mother’s Day History

1.”Document signed by Woodrow Wilson Mothers Day” – National Archives,

2.”Mother’s Day Purchases” – National Retail Federation,

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