Mother’s Day Mexico

Mother’s Day in Mexico

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Monica Sauza Explains the Significance of May 10th in Mexico…..

Unlike the US when it takes place on the second Sunday in May as approved by the US Congress in 1914, Mother’s Day is celebrated in Mexico every year on May 10 since 1922. Although not considered an official holiday this is such an important day in Mexico that many government or non-government offices give working mothers the day off; schools have festivals; flower shops are packed with colorful flowers in beautiful arrangements. In some places, restaurant reservations must be booked many days in advance, while others are so crowded that you can see people waiting outside, in long lines, so mom can enjoy a nice lunch. Many families make of this day a special get together enjoying a big lunch, which, ironically enough is usually prepared by mom. While flowers are still a favorite on this day, presents range from beauty products, clothes, trips, cards, etc. to appliances reminding mom “she’s the boss at home.” Mothers have

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been, are and will always be considered the center of the family. No matter where you are from and how you celebrate it, to all Moms, let yourself be spoiled, pampered and loved this Mother’s Day. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!


Día de la Madre en México

Mónica Sauza explica la importancia de 10 de Mayo en México. . .

A diferencia de los EUA donde se lleva a cabo el segundo día domingo del mes de Mayo de acuerdo a la aprobación del Congreso de los EUA en 1914, en México desde 1922 se celebra el Día de la Madre el 10 de Mayo. Si bien no se considera un día festivo oficial, este es un día tan importante en México en el cual muchas oficinas de gobierno, y

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otras que no lo son, dan el día libre a las madres trabajadoras. En las escuelas se llevan a cabo festivales; las florerías están atestadas de coloridas flores en bellos arreglos. En algunos sitios, es necesario hacer reservaciones en los restaurantes con muchos días de antelación, en tanto otros están tan llenos que es posible ver gente esperando afuera, en largas filas, para que mamá pueda disfrutar de una rica comida. Muchas familias hacen de este un día especial reuniéndose para disfrutar una gran comida la cual, irónicamente, por lo general la prepara mamá. Mientras que las flores siguen siendo el obsequio favorito este día, los regalos pueden ser desde productos de belleza, ropa, viajes, tarjetas, etc. hasta electrodomésticos recordando a mamá que “ella es la jefa en casa”. Las madres han sido, son y siempre serán consideradas el centro de la familia. No importa de dónde sea y cómo lo celebra, a todas las Mamás déjense consentir, mimar y amar este Día de la Madre. ¡FELIZ DÍA DE LA MADRE!


Monica Sauza

Translator & Author at Cozumel 4 You
Another escapee from Mexico City, Monica has made Cozumel her definite home. Since her arrival in 1981 she’s worked in tourism in all the usual venues: hotels, scuba diving, airport, ferries, etc., also as legal assistant until the opportunity to practice her interests and career grew. Monica has provided consulting services, interpreting & translating documents and has assisted foreigners and Island residents to establish residence and businesses. She’s been an Expert Translator appointed by the State Supreme Court since 1997.
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