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MOTHER’S DAY. Mother’s Day 2022 is this Sunday in the United States. But beware, in France it is not the same date. In fact, it will take place on May 29, 2022 for French moms…
[Mis à jour le 8 mai 2022 à 16h01] Mother’s Day takes place, with some exceptions, in May in France. But if you hear about “Mother’s Day” this Sunday, May 8, don’t rush: It’s Mother’s Day in the United States. Among Americans, the celebration takes place every second Sunday in May. On social networks in particular, many American stars have shared a message full of tenderness for their mother, which can mislead many fans on this side of the Atlantic. The date of Mother’s Day is also this Sunday, May 8 for several neighboring countries such as Belgium, Switzerland, Canada and Spain.
However, Mother’s Day will not be celebrated in France on this date as it is not celebrated on the same date in all countries. In France you have to wait until the last Sunday of May each year, which brings us to Sunday May 29 in 2022. Good news at last: you have three weeks left to find a personalized gift that will delight the first woman in your life.
On this special page, we offer inspiration for gifts, but also for Mother’s Day messages, poems, quotes and cards. Linternaute.com also deciphers the origin of “Mother’s Day”, which this year celebrates its 116th anniversary in France. However, the birth of the tradition actually goes back much, much further back.
The date of Mother’s Day 2022 is scheduled in sunday 29 may. Mother’s Day 2022 also takes place three weeks before Father’s Day, scheduled for Sunday June 19…
Every last Sunday of May Mother’s Day date arrives. Not to be confused with Father’s Day, every third Sunday in June; nor with Grandmother’s Day, every first Sunday in March. An exception is that if Pentecost falls on the last Sunday in May, as was the case in 2020, the date of Mother’s Day is postponed to the following Sunday.
And Mother’s Day has the ability to cause confusion. Is it held in June or May? Is it the same as in the UK or the US? In fact, the date of Mother’s Day is not universal. The mothers are celebrated in March on the other side of the Channel, whileacross the Atlantic, the festival takes place on the second Sunday in May (this is also the case in Belgium, Switzerland or even Spain). This year, therefore, it is Sunday, May 8. Obviously, this is an opportunity for celebrities and influencers to share messages of love to their mothers on social media.
From the traditional bouquet of flowers to the most original gifts, there is no shortage of gift ideas for Mother’s Day. And it’s never too late to please your mom. Until D-Day, it is possible to find the idea that she will hit the mark. Here is a non-exhaustive list of the most frequently offered gifts, but also the most innovative ideas:
- fresh flowers : Interflora (the well-known historical flower delivery service), Florajet (delivery within 4 hours, conditional on an order before noon), Bloom & Wild (for creative bouquets delivered in cardboard boxes), 123 Fleurs (makes you one of the leaders in online flower sales since 1999, with same-day delivery for all orders placed before 5:00 p.m., but also on Sundays and holidays) or Aquarelle (good value for money).
- an eternal rose (and the symbol of the flower that never fades: Amazon
- heart shaped balloons : the company “Better than flowers”
- A personalized “photo gift” : happiness
- institute care : Yves Rocher
- A gourmet or beauty subscription : for example in Marmiton magazine; or a Glowria beauty box for the month of May (including 1 bestseller from the star brand of the moment + 1 beauty novelty discovered by our experts, but also: products to complete your beauty routine, accessories, surprises and tips to decipher and appropriate the trends of the season).
- A mother-daughter photo session. : Lenoir Studio (229 euros)
- Two tickets to a concert or a play. :TicketTac
- An assortment of teas. : Kusmi Tea Paris (19.50 euros)
For those who celebrate Mother’s Day with words rather than objects, there is the enduring tradition of “Happy Mother’s Day.” Short or poetic, modern or children’s version, check out our dedicated page to see examples of “Happy Mother’s Day” messages that will allow you to find inspiration, but also ready-made poems to say “I love you” to your mother! Finally, we offer you beautiful phrases about mothers, to slide on a card or an SMS. Good writing!
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Every last Sunday of May, we usually celebrate Mother’s Day. But do we really know where this tradition comes from? As L’Express reports, It was in 1906 that Mother’s Day was born, when the town of Artas (Isère) organized a ceremony in honor of the mothers of large families. Two mothers of nine children then received the award for High Maternal Merit. The people continue today to claim the creation of Mother’s Day in France. In 1918, after World War I, Lyon followed the movement born in the United States and paid tribute to mothers and wives who had lost their children and/or husbands. This Mother’s Day was made official by the government in 1929. In 1942, Marshal Pétain gave the event a more solemn tone, especially in a message on the radio: “Only you know how to give everyone this taste for work, this sense of discipline, modesty, respect shown by healthy men and strong peoples. You are the inspiration of our Christian civilization”. Instead of celebrating mothers, the goal is to increase the birth rate in France.
But the tradition of Mother’s Day actually dates back to the dawn of time, or almost! The Greeks already celebrated mothers in their own way, worshiping Rhea, the mother of Zeus, in the spring season. A kind of Mother’s Day, since they also celebrated fertility. Also among Christians, this symbol has endured for a long time. Every year, around the time of the fourth Sunday of Lent, believers went to pray at the “mother” church, the most important in their region. It was about celebrating in a particular way a passage of a Gregorian chant, the introit, which evokes mother’s milk.