China has a traditional date for Mother’s Day on its ancient lunar calendar, but most people simply observe it on the second Sunday of May as in the West. Mother’s Day is not a public holiday in China, but it is observed by many.
|2021||9 May||Sun||Mother's Day|
|2022||8 May||Sun||Mother's Day|
|2023||14 May||Sun||Mother's Day|
|2024||12 May||Sun||Mother's Day|
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The modern tradition migrated to mainland China from neighbouring SARs of Macau and Hong Kong, especially after 1979.
Traditionally, Chinese sons and daughters give their Mums a hemerocallis flower for Mother’s Day, but many now gift them carnations or forget-me-nots instead.
Other gifts, special visits and greetings, a festive meal that gives Mum a break from her usual routine, and other expressions of respect and affection are also common.
|2020||10 May||Sun||Mother's Day|
|2019||12 May||Sun||Mother's Day|