Sunday, 7 June 2009

La Fête des Mères - Mother's Day in France

To my surprise, I received a beautiful bunch of roses and a telephone call for the Fête des Mères.  Surprised because my sons had already remembered the UK Mothering Sunday on 22 March this year. If I play my cards right, I could have several celebrations a year.

The French celebrate Mother's Day on the last Sunday in May, except when it falls on Pentecost when it becomes the first Sunday in June -  which is what happened this year.

The dates for the coming years are
30 May 2010
29 May 2011
03 June 2012.


  1. That is so sweet - my little angels completely forgot until I came back from voting with chocolates and a coffee machine from my neighbour, there followed much urgent whispering with The Grouch, who somewhat grumpily informed me that he didn't appreciate being sent out shopping on a Sunday, after being dumped with the kids for two whole days.

  2. Sort of sweet. I had a slightly disgruntled son on the phone say "You mean I remembered in March too?"

  3. Blame the daughter in law ;-)

  4. Lovely roses for Mommy!
    You are envied for being able to celebrate Mother's Day several times a year. :)
    Our Mother's Day falls on the 2nd Sunday of May.

  5. What a lovely gesture and beautiful rose.
    Mother's Day should be international and on one specific day, I call my mother on the first Sunday in May (that's when Spain celebrates it!!) because I forget confusing!!

  6. Beautiful Rose Photo.

    A hint: In Norway Mothers day are the second Sunday of February. Do I see you in Oslo in 2010?

  7. You are so lucky to have children who remember - more than once, even!


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