Mother’s Day in Mexico

“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.

Facts about Mother’s Day in Mexico.

  • 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.
Mother's Day Festival
Mother’s Day Festival at
Centro de Educación Especial Nora Quintana de Velázquez
  • 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
Madam Madam by 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!!

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