Mother's Day in El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico Date in the current year: May 10, 2016

Mother's Day in El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico Mother's Day is usually celebrated in the spring, most often in May. For instance, El Salvador, Mexico and Guatemala celebrate Mother's Day on May 10. This is not a public holiday, that is why no one receives a day off, but at the same time it's one more reason to celebrate motherhood and show love and respect to all mothers.

Mexico started celebrate Mother's Day in 1922, when the holiday was adopted from the USA. Then a massive promotional campaign was held by the newspaper Excélsior. The holiday was introduced to promote the role of mothers in families, but it was criticized by the socialists.

The holiday of mothers was widely promoted by Soledad Orozco García, the wife of President Manuel Ávila Camacho in the 1940s. At that time the celebration of Mother's Day lasted a full week, thus becoming an important state-sponsored celebration. Nowadays Mother's Day in Mexico is celebrated only on May 10, that is the date of the first celebration of the holiday.

Later the celebration of Mother's Day spread from Mexico to the nearest countries of Latin America, to Guatemala and El Salvador, where the same date of celebration was adopted. Children traditionally show their affection and appreciation to the mother by singing the famous song Las Mañanitas. Many families gather together to celebrate this special day.

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