19 Bella Tapas BYOB Restaurant

Mother’s Day Traditions Around the World

Mother's Day Traditions Around the World

In many U.S. households, the second Sunday in May begins with breakfast in bed, a bouquet of flowers, homemade cards, and other tokens of affection for mom. Mother’s Day — our country’s version, at least — has been an official holiday since 1914. In other corners of the globe, honoring Mom is a rite grounded in local traditions and customs — some ancient, some surprisingly new.

“Most cultures celebrate mothers because they are traditionally the main caregiver, which comes with great responsibility,” says Mei-Ling Hopgood, author of How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm: And Other Adventures in Parenting. Here, we take you on a quick trip around the world to discover how moms in five different countries are celebrated and to provide some inspiration for your own day. Share our “bring it home” ideas with your family or use them to celebrate your own mom.

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  • 19 Bella
    Based on 160 Reviews
    Timothy C.
    Timothy C.
    2019-04-14 08:03:58
    We went for breakfast to this charming place. Unique menu, very nice atmosphere. Little pricey if your used to the corner Cafe but its was a pleasant...
    Kelsey C.
    Kelsey C.
    2019-03-05 09:53:28
    Super cute brunch place! My waitress Kate was super friendly and quick. I had a mocha and the corned beef hash, both were excellent. The prices are similar...
    Brigit P.
    Brigit P.
    2018-12-28 13:32:22
    We've been here twice. Relaxing atmosphere and made to order dishes. Only had brunch items so far but we've loved them. Mushroom asparagus scramble with...
    Tiffanie T.
    Tiffanie T.
    2018-10-14 16:51:17
    This place was a quaint place and had great reviews for brunch. It's extremely small so I would either go really early or have reservations. You have the...