Mother’s Day in Mexico always falls on May 10, no matter what day of the week as opposed to Mother’s Day in the US that falls on the second Sunday in May. In Mexico Mother’s Day is celebrated in high fashion. According to custom daughters and sons make themselves present on the eve of Mother’s Day, May 9. Children honor their mothers and thank them for their efforts in raising them.
May 10th is celebrated in a grand style as churches organize special mass services. The highpoint of the event is when “las Mañanitas” is played. Tamales and atole, the traditional morning meal, are distributed to all mothers.
Flowers and cards are commonly given to mothers as well as giving of gifts. Older children purchase gifts from the store while younger children prepare handmade gifts for their mothers. Most schools have mother’s day events where the children perform skits and songs to express thanks for their mothers.
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