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Why We Have Mother's Day

Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother's Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.”

Mother's Day in Canada is celebrated on the second Sunday in May.

It is not a public holiday or bank holiday, and typically involves small celebrations and gift-giving to one's mother, grandmother, or other important female figures in one's family.

Celebratory practices are very similar to those of other western nations.

A Québécois tradition is for Québécois men to offer roses or other flowers to the women.

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