Celebrate Mothers Day
Mothers Day in Denmark is, like in the USA and many other European countries, celebrated the second Sunday of May. One of the most popular traditions is to give your mother a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
Alternately, you can also give her a more personal gift. Perhaps a book, items for home decorations or maybe an experience. All of which also are popular gift ideas for Mothers Day.
The Mothers Day tradition originated from the United States in 1872 and was invented by Julia Ward Howe. It was Anna Jarvis, who made the day known, when she started the tradition of setting the second sunday in may as mother's day in 1908. In 1914 Mothers Day was accepted as a national holiday in the United States and today it has become one of the biggest holidays.
It is one of the most popular days for dining at a restaurant. It is also one of the best days for selling flowers. In Denmark it has not yet become as popular, although it is one of the bestselling days of flowers as well.
When is mother's day celebrated?
Mother's day is on of the more unique holidays as it is celebrated on different dates in different countries. In Denmark we have adopted the second sonday in may from the US, but both in Norway and in Sweden they have different dates. Below you will find a list that shows, when different countries celebrate mother's day.
2nd Sunday in February: Norway
30th day in the month Schewat (normally in February): Israel
4th Sunday in Lent (mothering Sunday): Great Britain, Ireland
8 March: Albania, Bulgaria, Romania
1st day of Spring: Libanon
1st sunday in May: Hungary, Portugal, South Afrika, Spain, Lithuania
10 May: Most of Latin America including Mexico, Bahrain, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi-Arabia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates
2nd Sunday in May: Australia, Belgium, Brasil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Austria, Switzerland, Taiwan, Germany, Turkey, USA, Luxembourg
26 May: Poland
Last Sunday in May: France, Sweden
12 August: Thailand (Queen Sirikit's birthday)
15 August: Antwerpen (Belgium), Costa Rica
2 Sunday in October: Argentine
14 October: Russia, Belarus
Perfect gift for any Mother
The decorative porcelain plates have been made for Mother's Day in many years. Bing & Grondahl made the first Mothers Day plate in 1969. The series is still very popular and many people use this as a present for Mothers Day.
A Mothers Day plate can bring joy every day. Hang it on the wall, as it was originally intended by Danish tradition. You can also use the plate for delicious sweets, dessert plates etc. The series by Bing & Grondahl is still in production with a new edition every year making it a perfect gift for any Mother.
A tribute to all mothers
Bing & Grondahl Mother's Day plates are best known in Denmark. The first Mothers Day Plate was first published in 1969 and there is still made an annual porcelain plate. The motifs on the Mother's Day plates are very different from year to year.
Inspired by children and the world of animals
On Bing & Grondahl Mother's Day plates is seen an animal with her young. On the first Royal Copenhagen Mother's Day plates you see a mother with her child and the last editions are also animal mothers with their offspring. Desiree Mother's Day plates show children playing with each other or animals.
The rare father's day plates
Out of Danish producers, only Egemose has published both the Mother's Day plates and father's day plates. Here shows The Father's day plates, the father's profession where the Mother's Day plates from Egemose show flowers.
Porsgrund in Norway has also released both Mother's Day plates and father's day plates.