date to remember, origin, ideas for messages and gifts

MOTHER’S DAY 2022. Do you have in mind the date of Mother’s Day 2022? Are you 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 pivotal date and a golden opportunity to please your mother. Attention, the date fluctuates in the calendar: if Mother’s Day is celebrated, with some exceptions, on the last Sunday of May in France, the exact date varies according to the calendar of the year. This year is the year of Sunday 29 May 2022 that you will find useful to remember. Mother’s Day is also celebrated on different dates depending on the country.

As for gifts, which personalized attention will you opt for? It is not always easy to find the gift idea and / or the message that hits the mark. Find our inspirations on this page, but also our message templates and poems. We also decipher the origin of “Mother’s Day”, which this year celebrates its 116th anniversary in France, but whose existence actually dates back much, much further.

The date of Mother’s Day 2022 is set at Sunday 29 May. Mother’s Day 2022 also takes place three weeks before Father’s Day, scheduled for Sunday 19 June …

Every last Sunday of May the date of mother’s day arrives. Not to be confused with Father’s Day, every third Sunday in June; nor with that of the grandmother’s day, every first Sunday in March. An exception is that if Pentecost falls on the last Sunday of May, as it did in 2020, the date of Mother’s Day is postponed to the following Sunday.

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

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

From traditional flower bouquets 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 will hit the mark. Here is a non-exhaustive list of the most often offered gifts but also of the most innovative ideas:

  • fresh flowers : Interflora (the well-known historical flower delivery service), Florajet (delivery in 4 hours, subject to order by noon), Bloom & Wild (for creative bouquets delivered in cardboard boxes), 123 Fleurs (is one of the leaders in online flower sales since 1999, with same-day delivery for all orders placed before 5pm, but also on Sundays and holidays) or Aquarelle (for good value for money).
  • An eternal rose (and the symbol of the flower that never fades: Amazon
  • heart shaped balloons : the company “Better than flowers”
  • A personalized “photo gift” : hi
  • Institute care : Yves Rocher
  • A gourmet subscription : Marmiton offers a special offer for Mother’s Day – A year and a half subscription, nine paper issues for € 29.90 + the Glowria box for the month of May (including a Glowria baby carrier; a MAC matte lipstick; a balm Paw Paw; a Korrès shower gel; an Inuwet monoi body milk; a Tony Moly mask and a 15 euro MAC voucher).
  • A mother / daughter photo shoot : Studio Lenoir (229 euros)
  • Two tickets for a concert or show : TicketTac
  • An assortment of teas : Kusmi Tea Paris (19.50 euros)


For those who celebrate Mother’s Day with words and not with objects, there is the timeless tradition of “Happy Mother’s Day”. Short or poetic version, modern or childish, see 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 some beautiful quotes about mothers, to put on a card or in an SMS. Happy writing!

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Mother’s Day is usually celebrated every last Sunday in May. 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 the mothers of large families. Two mothers of nine children were then awarded the High Maternal Merit award. The village still continues to claim the creation of Mother’s Day in France today. In 1918, after the First World War, Lyon followed the movement born in the United States and paid homage to mothers and wives who had lost their children and / or husbands. This Mother’s Day was made official by the government in 1929. In 1942, Marshal Pétain gave the event a more solemn tone, particularly in a message on the radio: “Only you can give everyone this taste for work, this sense of discipline, modesty, respect that healthy men and strong peoples make. You are the inspiration of our Christian civilization. ”Rather than celebrating mothers, the goal is to increase the birth rate in France.

But the tradition of Mother’s Day actually dates back to the mists of time, or almost! Already the Greeks celebrated mothers in their own way, worshiping Rhea, the mother of Zeus, at the time of spring. A kind of Mother’s Day, as they also celebrated fertility. Even among Christians this symbol remained for a long time. Every year, on the occasion of the fourth Sunday of Lent, believers went to pray in the “mother” church, the most important in their region. It was a question of celebrating in a particular way a passage from a Gregorian chant, the introit, which evokes mother’s milk.

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