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Dia de las madres

Mother's Day in Argentina 2020

In Argentina, Mother’s Day is celebrated every year on the second Sunday of May, i.e. October 18, 2020.

Originally, the Day of the Argentine Mother coincided with the Feast of the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The festival was established in Portugal in 1914 and spread to the entire Catholic Church in 1931. It was held on 11 October. Over time, Argentines began celebrating Mother’s Day on the same date.

In 1969, the liturgical year of the Roman Rite was revised by Pope Paul VI. The celebration of the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary was moved to 1 January (the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God). However, Argentines continued to celebrate Mother’s Day in October by popular tradition. The celebration moved to the third Sunday of the month.

On this day, Argentine mothers are gifted with handmade crafts, greeting cards, flowers, jewelry and other gifts. Most husbands cook and clean during the day, giving their wives the opportunity to relax and enjoy the party. It is customary to organize special parties for mothers, take them to an elegant dinner or surprise them with a home-cooked meal.

When is Mother's Day Celebrated in Argentina 2020?

In Argentina Mother's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of October, by the year 2020 it would be October 18

What do you give a mother in Argentina?

Usually in Argentina, they give away floral ornaments