Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Mother’s Day Around the World–Peru

While commercialization is a problem associated with Mother’s Day, there are many celebrations worldwide that try to minimize the affect that this has on honoring mom.

Peru is one of those places where everyone does their best to honor mom without resorting to cards and flowers from the store. Mom is honored in Peru by the giving of handmade gifts and cards, as well as chocolate and large family meals. This celebration is held on the second Sunday in May.

Moms return the love by offering their children special gifts and other tokens of affection.

A unique tradition on Mother’s Day in Peru is the visiting of mothers past with a trip to the local cemetery where flowers are bestowed upon graves and monuments. This tradition is so festive that those who work in the cemetery spend days preparing for the event by cleaning the cemetery and ensuring that all headstones and burial places are easy to access. Families gather to visit, have a meal and other festivities.

In Peru, the Andean population celebrates Mother Earth, so named Pachamama. This celebration happens in early August. This beloved ancient mythological goddess is said to be in control over earthquakes, as well as the one who brings fertility. Her day is called Martes de Challa.

Keeping with the tradition of Peru, give your mother or grandmother or aunt something handmade from any one of our talented artists.

Peru’s national flower is the “Inca Magic Flower”.

If you do not see what you want in this list, maybe one of these talented artists would be happy to help you get the right gift. The photos take you to their store where you can contact them.

Rose Irish Crochet Lace Doily

RSS Designs in Fiber 

Hearts And Swirls Wood Wall Art Handmade From Oak Wood By KevsKrafts

Kevs Krafts 

Peach Pearl Bracelet


Dangle Earrings for Women

Blonde Peach Jewelry 

Orange Awareness Earrings

Pretty Gonzo 

Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads, Halloween Cool Orange, Shiny, Glossy 655g

Covergirl Beads 

Lemon Yellow Tangerine Orange Bracelet

Shadow Dog Designs 

Tea Rose Orange Jade, White Pearl Necklace with Blister Pearl Pendant

Kats All That 

Bronze Pearl Beaded Necklace

The Singing Beader 

Orange and Pink Flower Chandelier Earrings with 2-Inch Long Dangles

Blue Morning Expressions 

You can also shop from the following collections:

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5

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. Hi Julie, Thank you for showing these beautiful gifts for Mother's Day including my pearl jewelry set. Shared!

  2. Beautiful selections, Julie. Thank you for including my bracelet. Shared.

  3. Love reading about the different Mother's Day traditions each week Julie! Thanks.

  4. The visiting of cemeteries on Mother’s Day in Peru sounds a bit like like Dia de los Muertos festivities in Mexico, here and other places. The qantuta is such a gorgeous flower - bet hummingbirds love it! Anyway, it’s always fun to read your Mother’s Day posts and see all the handmade items you feature. Many thanks for including my bracelets. Will schedule tweets now and pin when I get back tomorrow evening. Thanks, Julie! Treats to the Energizer Harry Pup from Mr. Moose Dog and me.

    Peace and joy . . . Catherine

  5. I am fascinated with your article. It is enjoyable to see how others celebrate Mother's Day in Peru and around the world. Thanks for putting together these beautiful items for others to share.

  6. I really enjoy your Mother's Day traditions from different countries, but Peru is especially interesting to me as I have thought about visiting Peru! I had a friend who spent time there and I have read about it and it's history going back years! -- And Thank You for showcasing my "RSS Designs In Fiber Coral and Yellow 3D Rose Doily"!! - Have Pinned it - and scheduled for LinkedIn and both my Facebook Pages for Thursday.

  7. Ooooo! Love the flower photo, and all the wonderful information. I've never heard of Martes de Challa, and it's nice to become familiar with it. Thank you! And Such beautiful picks! I love yellow and orange - such cheerful colors. Thanks for including my orange awareness earrings. Will be pinning everything, doing some tweeting, and sharing the blog in both places.

    Treats to Hurricane Harry from the Sweet Wee One! xoxo :)

  8. Such an interesting read about the Peruvian culture. And what a gorgeous flower! Thank you for the post and for including my blister pearl necklace.