Mother's Day in Russia Date in the current year: November 27, 2016

Mother's Day in Russia Perhaps, there's not a single country, where Mother's Day wouldn't be celebrated. For a long time the CIS countries didn't celebrate this holiday, however, it also gained popularity. For instance, Mother's Day is celebrated in Russia on the last Sunday in November.

Many countries around the world follow the American pattern and celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May. But some states choose other dates to celebrate the holiday, and sometimes they are connected to certain historical events. The choice of the date for Mother's Day in Russia is unclear, but at the same time it's obvious, why it's not celebrated in the spring - Russian women celebrate International Women's Day on March 8.

Mother's Day in Russia was established by presidential decree in 1998 and since then the holiday is annually celebrated on the national level. However, the holiday hasn't gained popularity, as in other countries, and it still has to compete with International Women's Day.

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