Date to remember, origin, ideas for messages and gifts

MOTHER’S DAY 2022. Do you already have the date of Mother’s Day 2022 in mind? Looking for inspiration for a personalized message and/or gifts? 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. Attention, the date fluctuates in the calendar: if Mother’s Day in France takes place on the last Sunday of May, with some exceptions, the exact date varies depending on the calendar of the year. This year is the year of Sunday 29 May 2022 to remember. Mother’s Day is also celebrated on different dates depending on the country.

On the gifts side, what personal attention do you choose? It’s not always easy to find the gift idea and/or message that hits the mark. On this page you will find our inspirations, but also our message and poem models. We also unravel the origin of “Mother’s Day”, which celebrates its 116th anniversary in France this year, but whose existence dates back much, much further.

The date of Mother’s Day 2022 is scheduled at sunday 29 can. Mother’s Day 2022 also takes place three weeks before Father’s Day, scheduled for Sunday 19th April.

Every last Sunday in May comes the date of Mother’s Day. Not to be confused with Father’s Day, every third Sunday in June; still with Grandmother’s Day, every first Sunday in March. One exception: If Pentecost falls on the last Sunday in May, as was the case in 2020, Mother’s Day is postponed to the following Sunday.

And Mother’s Day has a knack for creating confusion. Is it in June or May? Is it the same as UK or US? In fact, the date of Mother’s Day is not universal. Mothers are celebrated across the canal in March duringacross the Atlantic, the festival takes place on the second Sunday in May (this is also the case in Belgium, Switzerland or even Spain). This year it was May 9th. Obviously, this is an opportunity for celebrities and influencers to share love messages to their mothers on social media.

The second Sunday in May, which every year causes confusion in the minds of many French people (who then fear they have missed Mother’s Day!), again rhymes with Mother’s Day in many countries, such as the United States.

From the traditional bouquet of flowers to more 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 hits the mark. Here is a non-exhaustive list of the most commonly offered gifts, but also of more innovative ideas:

  • fresh flowers : Interflora (the well-known historical flower delivery service), Florajet (delivery in 4 hours if ordered before 12 noon), Bloom & Wild (for creative bouquets delivered in boxes), 123 Fleurs (is one of the leading providers of online flower sales since 1999 with same-day delivery for all orders until 5 p.m., but also on Sundays and public holidays) or watercolors (for good value for money).
  • An eternal rose (and the symbol of the flower that never withers: Amazon
  • Heart shaped balloons : the company “Better than flowers”
  • A personalized “photo gift” : cheers
  • institute care : Yves Rocher
  • A gourmet subscription : Marmiton is offering a special Mother’s Day deal – a year-and-a-half subscription, nine paper issues for €29.90 + the Glowria box for the month of May (including a Glowria cosmetic bag, a MAC matte lipstick, a Paw Paw balm; a Korrès shower gel, an Inuwet Monoi body milk, a Tony Moly mask and a €15 MAC voucher).
  • A mother-daughter photo shoot : Studio Lenoir (229 euros)
  • Two tickets to a concert or play :TickTac
  • A selection of teas : Kusmi Tea Paris (19.50 euros)


For those who celebrate Mother’s Day with words rather than objects, there is an enduring tradition of “Happy Mother’s Day.” Short or poetic, modern or childish version, consult our dedicated page for examples of Happy Mother’s Day messages that will allow you to find inspiration but also ready-made poems to say “I love you” to your mother! Finally, we offer you beautiful quotes about moms to put in a card or a text message. Well written!

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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 mothers of large families. Two mothers of nine children were then awarded the prize for high maternal merit. The village claims to this day that Mother’s Day was introduced in France. In 1918, after World War I, Lyon followed the movement that had sprung up in the United States to honor mothers and wives who had lost their sons and/or husbands. This Mother’s Day was officially declared by the government in 1929. In 1942, Marshal Pétain gave the event a more solemn tone, notably in a message on the radio: “Only you know how to instill in everyone that joy of work, that sense of discipline, humility, respect, which make healthy men and strong peoples.” You are the inspiration of our Christian civilisation”. Rather than celebrating mothers, the aim is to boost the birth rate in France.

But the tradition of Mother’s Day actually dates back to the dawn of time, or almost! The Greeks celebrated mothers in their own way by worshiping Rhea, the mother of Zeus, at spring time. Sort of like Mother’s Day as they also celebrated fertility. Even among Christians, this symbol has long held. Every year on the fourth Sunday of Lent, the faithful went to pray in the “mother” church, the most important in their region. It was about celebrating a passage of Gregorian chant, the introit, which is reminiscent of mother’s milk, in a special way.

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