Hay Hampers

Why is Mother’s Day on another date worldwide?


It seems that most countries of the world put aside a special day each year to celebrate their mothers and the miracle of motherhood, with the vast majority celebrating on 12th May this year.

International Mother's Day Hampers


In the UK we celebrate on Mothering Sunday, which is the fourth Sunday of Lent, (and is also approximately 40 weeks before Christmas Day!), a traditional Christian day to go home and visit your mother church.

The majority of countries however, celebrate Mother’s day on the second Sunday in May. It is believed it originated in America in the early 20th century when one woman pushed hard for a day to celebrate all mother’s after the death of her own; with much hard work the President granted an official holiday in 1914.  However, May is also the Month of Mary in the Catholic Church, and there are many rituals and celebrations to honour her and this may be another reason for the date around the world.

Countries that celebrate Mother’s day on 12th May include Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Africa, United States.

Whether you are one of our overseas customers wishing to celebrate you Mother in the UK on the Mother’s day of your home country, or if your mother is overseas in one of these countries and you don’t want her to feel left out. We can help you. With International delivery available to the majority of these countries and a wide variety of gifts that we know Mum’s enjoy, we are here to help.

Posted By The Taste House at 30/04/2019

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Hay Hampers are passionate creators and suppliers of luxury wine and food gifts -not just at Christmas,  We have gifts for every occasion. We have a wide range of birthday gift hampers, Valentine's Day or thank you gifts with delicious, gourmet food and the best wines are our specialism.  All our gifts are beautifully packaged and sent with free UK delivery including a proper gift card (we even inspire you with gift messages here). We cater bulk orders and bespoke hampers for our corporate business customers sending hamper gifts to employees or clients. We are passionate about customer service and will always do whatever we can to help you. Call, email, live chat, facebook message or try our help pages for assistance.

Our mission is to make gift giving an easy pleasure with our perfectly presented premium products! We hope your recipient enjoys their hamper and have a Very "Hampery" Christmas with one of our best-selling food and wine gifts include luxury cheese board selections for him. or a chocolate hamper for her. Try something different with our authentic range of Italian hampers with Prosecco for foodies. We also love our range of craft beer & snack gifts. Our range includes gin & whisky spirit gifts. We also have a range of traditional British foods, such as Port & Stilton, or Afternoon Tea gift, and special dietary requirements gifts such as Vegan hampers so you can find the best hamper gift for you.