“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”
– Abraham Lincoln
Mother’s Day is one of the most important holidays in Mexico.
I would say in my opinion, is the second most important celebration, being Christmas the biggest one.
For Mexicans, the celebration of this day could be a big ritual as well as an exhausting task.
For this reason, I’ve decided to share with you a few facts about this day.
- Mother’s Day it’s always on May 10th.
- There’s no Mexican Mother that will forgive you if you forget to celebrate her on her day.
- About 75% of Mexicans chose to give clothes and shoes to their moms.
- 12% chooses flowers and chocolates.
- Around 4% chooses appliances.
- 9% of Mexicans rather give her money. I am part of this group hehe.
- Most of the working moms get the day off.
- The rest of the Mexicans might work for a few hours.
- In schools, the kids would present songs, poetry, and dances to their moms as part of a festival.
- There are always huge lines of people waiting at restaurants. (wait time could be between 1 to 4 hours depending on the restaurant).
- The city feels “empty” because the traffic gets reduced by about 70 % in the evening.
- Families gather together to have a big celebration.
- Mother’s are everything for Mexicans.
- We love our mother regardless of how strict they can be.
- They always know what’s best for us.
- In almost all the festivals, there’s going to be a group of kids that will sing “Señora Señora”- Denise de Kalafe
In conclusion, if you are a Mom, Happy Mother’s Day!!. If you still have your mom, I wish her a wonderful day, and if your mom is no longer within us, I am sure she is looking after you.
Happy Mother’s Day!!