Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Mother’s Day Around the World–Mexico

Mother's Day In Mexico

Unlike the United States and other countries, Mexico has a fixed date for Mother’s Day: May, 10.

It is a day for them to rejoice in the aspects of motherhood like the pain of childbirth, the troubles of raising children and the sacrifice that moms make for their families. All of her needs and desires are set aside as she works to make life easy for her child. This is the day that her children honor her for her sacrifices.

While the concept of a mother’s day was brought to Mexico from the United States in 1922, the conservative government of Mexico nixed the idea because they held women in contempt and only as a source of children.

It took work from the Catholic Church, media and a socialist government to help change the thinking around the honoring of mothers. Soledad Orozco Garcia, wife of the president at the time, made the holiday officially May, 10. It is now regarded as a significant Mexican holiday and is state-sponsored.

As part of the celebration, the members of the party of the Mexican Revolution invited poor women in the country to come and pick a free gift from their shops. In 1942, the government gave women back their sewing machines if they had pawned them and were unable to pay the pawn broker. It cost the pawn brokers roughly $160,000.

The official Mexican flower is the beautiful Dahlia.

Today, children sing their mothers songs and celebrate mass at the shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe as an orchestra plays. The Virgin is symbolic of motherhood in Mexico. After mass, the feast begins. It is filled with lots of tamales.

If Mother’s Day falls on a school  day, the mothers all go to school where all of the children sing, dance and do stand up routines. Lunch is then served at a restaurant.

Handmade gifts and fresh flowers are still the conventional gifts, and there is nothing more personal than a handmade gift.

Here are some handmade gifts that are perfect for Mother’s Day gift giving.

Red Hearts and Flowers Table Topper

RSS Designs in Fiber 

Red Rose Wall Art Decor Handmade 8 x 10 Oak Wood Flower

Kevs Krafts 

Thai Suns and Pink Lampwork Earrings, Garnet Handmade Jewelry Women

Shadow Dog Designs 

Long Pink Earrings Feminine Earrings Handmade Flower Jewelry

Blonde Peach Jewelry 

Czech Light Amethyst Crystal Heart Earrings

Treasures of Jewels 

Lampwork Beaded Artisan Necklace Murano Venetian Glass Amethyst Semi-Precious Gemstones

Magdalene Jewels 

Purple Flower Earrings, Yellow Earrings

Blue Morning Expressions 

Long Dangle Earrings for Women,

Pretty Gonzo 

Pink, Green, Purple, Flower Lampwork Silver Bracelet and Earring Set

Kats All That 

Stitch Marker Set of 7 Burgundy Glass Bead

Crafting Memories 1 

Lilac Purple Pearl Earrings

The Singing Beader 

Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads, Light Amethyst Purple, Silver, Etched 040efs

Covergirl Beads 

You can also shop from the following collections:
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Celebrate Mother’s Day Around the World

Handmade sells out fast, so if you see something you like, you better hurry before someone else sees it. Help us spread the word by sharing these links and this post.

Julie and the hurricane known as Harry


  1. My eyes lit up at "lots of tamales!" (: Another fascinating Mother's Day write-up, Julie and Harry, with a beautiful color scheme. Many thanks for including my earrings. Let's hope peeps find many Mother's Day gifts from this post! Will share the post and the items far and wide. Treats to the Hurricane from Snoozin' Moose.

  2. Enjoyed reading, Julie! Thank you for including my earrings in this midweek blog post! There are some great choices here for Mother's Day gifts.

  3. Beautiful selections, Julie. Thank you for including my stitch markers. Shared.

  4. Glad Mexico finally saw the light and started recognizing how important women are! Thanks for sharing Julie.

  5. Thank you Julie for another great Promotional Blog with Purple creations!
    Loved reading the History of Mother’s Day in Mexico, Thanks! Tweeted and Pinned all!

  6. Thanks Jule for your mid week blog. Interesting reading as always. Thanks for including my earrings. I will be sharing.

  7. Major thanks for this interesting post, Julie, and for including my floral earrings with such fantastic gift ideas for Mother's Day! Will be pinning everything, doing some tweeting, and promoting the post itself. Treats to Monsieur Harry from Mister Gonze! :)

  8. Very interesting to read about a Mom's celebration in Mexico. Thank you Julie for the research and for putting together this promotion. Will be sharing.