Mother’s Day: How People Celebrate It in Mexico

Mothers are honored across the world and in countless different ways, here’s how they do it in the Mexico

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Mothers are usually given an early morning meal of tamales atole, prepared by their children.

The people of Mexico celebrate their mothers on a fixed day every year, the 10th of May. It’s a colorful and effervescent affair celebrated with loud church masses and bright local parties and parades.[related]

The day is celebrated with gusto as churches in Mexico organize special mass. The highpoint of the event is the orchestra which plays "las mañanitas" and distribution of 'tamales' and 'atole', the traditional early-morning meal to all local mothers.

The first official Mothers’ Day celebration in Mexico was held on May 10, 1922. The celebration soon took on religious undertones, with images of the Madonna and Child being displayed on Mother’s Day. The day has gained widespread popularity over the years.

Mothers’ Day is an observance and not a public holiday in Mexico. However, some public offices have been known to close early in the afternoon so employees can spend some of the day with their mothers.

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