dates to remember, origins, message and gift ideas

MOTHER’S DAY 2022. Do you consider the date of Mother’s Day 2022? Looking for inspiration for a personalized message and / or gift? Or are you wondering what its origin is? You are on the right page!

[Mis à jour le 3 mai 2022 à 10h51] Mother’s Day is a key date and represents a golden opportunity to please your mother. Beware, the date fluctuates on the calendar: if Mother’s Day takes place, with a few exceptions, on the last Sunday in May in France, the exact date varies according to the calendar of the year. This year is the year of Sunday, May 29, 2022 which you will find useful to remember. Mother’s Day is also celebrated on different dates depending on the country.

On the gifts side, what personalized attention would you choose? It is not always easy to find the gift idea and / or message. Find our inspirations on this site, but also our patterns of messages and poems. We also decipher the origin of “Mother’s Day”, which this year celebrates its 116th anniversary in France, but whose existence actually dates back much, much further.

Mother’s Day 2022 date is set at and Sunday 29 can. Mother’s Day 2022 also takes place three weeks before Father’s Day, scheduled for Sunday, June 19th …

Every last Sunday of May comes the date of Mother’s Day. Not to be confused with the feast of the father, every third Sunday of June; nor with that of Grandma’s day, every first Sunday of March. An exception is that if Pentecost falls on the last Sunday in May, as was the case in 2020, the Mother’s date is postponed to next Sunday.

And Mother’s Day has an ability to cause confusion. Does it take place in June or May? Is it the same as in the UK or the US? Indeed, Mother’s Day date is not universal. Mothers are celebrated in March across the Canal whileacross the Atlantic, the festival takes place on the second Sunday in May (this is also in Belgium, Switzerland or even Spain). This year it was May 9th. Of course, this is an opportunity for celebrities and influencers to share love messages for their mothers on social media.

The second Sunday in May, which creates confusion every year in the minds of many French people (who then fear they have lost Mother’s Day!) Rhymes with Mother’s Day in many countries, like back in the United States.

From traditional bouquets of flowers to the most original gifts, there is no shortage of gift ideas for Mother’s Day. And it’s never too late to please your mother. Until Sunday morning, it is possible to find the idea that will hit the mark. Here is a non-exhaustive list of the most frequently offered gifts, but also of the most innovative ideas:

  • fresh flowers : Interflora (renowned historic flower delivery service), Florajet (delivery within 4 hours, subject to order before noon), Bloom & Wild (for creative bouquets delivered in cartons), 123 Fleurs (made one of the leaders in online flower sales since 1999, with same-day delivery for all orders placed before 17:00, but also on Sundays and public holidays) or Aquarelle (for good value for money).
  • An everlasting rose (and the symbol of the flower that never fades: Amazon
  • heart-shaped balloons : company “Better than flowers”
  • A personalized “photographic gift” : cheerz
  • Institute care : Yves Rocher
  • A gourmet subscription : Marmiton offers a special offer for Mother’s Day – One year and a half subscription, nine paper editions for € 29.90 + Glowria box for May (including a Glowria handbag; a MAC matte lipstick; a Paw Paw balm ; a Korrès shower gel; an Inuwet monoi body milk; a Tony Moly mask and a MAC coupon 15 euros).
  • A mother / daughter photo session : Studio Lenoir (229 euro)
  • Two tickets to a concert or a show : TickeTac
  • A variety of teas : Kusmi Tea Paris (19.50 euro)


For those who celebrate Mother’s Day with words and not objects, there is the enduring tradition of “Happy Mother’s Day”. Short or poetic version, modern or childish, consult our site dedicated to examples of messages “Happy Mother’s Day” that will allow you to find inspiration, but also poems ready to say “I love you” your mother! Finally, we offer you beautiful quotes for mothers, to insert in a card or an SMS. Good writing!

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Every last Sunday in May, we usually celebrate Mother’s Day. But do we really know where this tradition comes from? As L’Express reports, Mother’s Day was born in 1906, when the village of Artas (Isère) organized a ceremony in honor of the mothers of large families. Two mothers of nine children were then awarded the High Mother Merit Award. The village continues today to claim the creation of Mother’s Day in France. In 1918, after World War I, Lyon followed the United States-born movement and paid homage to mothers and wives who had lost their sons and / or husbands. This Mother’s Day was made official by the government in 1929. In 1942, Marshall Petain gave the event a more solemn tone, especially in a radio message: “Only you know how to give everyone this taste for work, this feeling. “Discipline., modesty, respect shown by healthy men and strong peoples. You are the inspiration of our Christian civilization.” Instead of celebrating mothers, the aim is to increase the birth rate in France.

But Mother’s Day tradition actually dates back to the dawn of time, or almost! The Greeks already celebrated mothers in their own way, worshiping Rhean, the mother of Zeus, in the spring time. Such a mother’s day, as they also celebrated fertility. Among Christians as well, this symbol has long stood. Every year, on the time of the fourth Sunday of Lent, believers went to pray at the “mother” church, the most important in their region. It was about celebrating in a special way a passage of the Gregorian song, introit, that evokes mother’s milk.

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