Mother's Day is on the second Sunday of May.

In 2018 Mother's Day is on May 13.

Mother's Day is not a stat holiday in Canada. It is celebrated in many countries around the world but not on the same day, although most countries celebrate Mother's Day in May.

It is a day meant to honour mothers and appreciate their role in society and their role in families.

In the weeks prior to the second Sunday of May flower sales spike, chocolate shops sell tons of cookies and Hallmark makes a fortune from card sales. We're not agaist flowers, cookies and cards but on this website we'd like to promote something else other than the obvious, materialistic aspects of holidays. (See thanksgiving and Father's Day.) How about on Mother's Day we spend some extra time with our moms, give them a hug and tell them how much we love them. Thank them for their efforts and time -- and don't forget breakfast in bed!

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Posted by Shrikant Potnis:

My mother was a really wonderful woman. She used to be busy all the time doing something either for my father or sister/s or for me. Extreme hard worker and loving human being. She was having a very kind heart for poor. Invariably she used to give cloths or food or whatever she can to a poor who used come to our door. God bless soul of my dear mother.

Posted by Keith:

Visit the cemetery with flowers and supper at her favorite restaurant we always took her to

Posted by Lisa:

We are a large family of 10 children now all grown-up with each our own children and grandchildren. This day is all about Mom. The family has always celebrated Mothers Day together in one location. All the Moms may go to a movie or spa provided by the children/husband/grandchildren. They all get together make a menu together and cater to the Moms. We all get a rose or carnation at the start and onwards to appetizers wine, main meal and desert. Afterwards the Dad's and children clean-up. The same goes for Fathers Day.

Anonymous:

Champagne and orange juice in the morning with a few of hr favorite chocolates and order out for dinner. Her choice!

Posted by C.M:

Hello Treasure and visit your Mother's often. I am German but have been living in Canada for 30 year's..... I was on able to go visit once and that was 20 year's ago. My Mom is turning 78 this year and all we have is letter's and phone conversation's...all just due to circumstances. I would give anything to see my Mom again and I will never give up hope:) Happy Mother's Day tomorrow, I love and thank you.

Anonymous:

I love my mother all my heart... I am far away from her, but she is always in my heart... Love u Mother... Happy mother day in advance... Kiss ur hands

Anonymous:

I don't know what to do yet. Got any ideas?

Posted by Barb:

I don't ask for a lot for Mother's Day. I would just like to eat out or order in food. Moms shouldn't have to cook on Mother's Day.

Anonymous:

My mom wants a plant for her garden. Better than cut flowers.

Anonymous:

Mothering Sunday falls on the fourth Sunday in Lent (For Orthodox Christians in Europe and elsewhere. It became an occasion for honouring the mothers of children and giving them presents.

Anonymous:

I just lost my mother and do not hesitate to tell your mother how much you love her. After all she brought into this world..........I LOVE YOU MUM MIKE

Anonymous:

I think mother would just be happy if we remembered to call her.

Posted by Danielle:

Ask mom what she wants to do that day...forget all about your friends and keep that day just for mom..breakfast in bed and no dishes or cooking for mom that day

Anonymous:

My mom always says "I don't care if you forget my birthday but don't forget mother's day". I never understood this as a child (how can someone not care about their birthday?) but now, at 33, with a family of my own I understand what she meant.

Anonymous:

I always buy my mother flowers even though I don't like cut flowers myself, she likes them and it's her day after all. Breakfast in bed is not something we do in our household, instead we try to go for a family picnic if the weather is nice.

Anonymous:

Yes, breakfast in bed is a must. How about lunch and dinner also? And of course do the dishes, too!

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