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For Some, Mother's Day, ‘Dia de la Madre' is May 10

In Mexico, 'Dia de la Madre' is always on May 10

On the U.S. calendar, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 14. But for some families in Southern California and Mexico, mom’s big day is Wednesday – always on May 10.

In Mexico, Mother’s Day – “Dia de la Madre” – is celebrated every year on May 10, no matter the day of the week the date lands. For many families, the holiday is bigger than any other holiday -- even bigger than Christmas.

El Dia de la Madre was first celebrated in 1922. In 1940, May 10 was officially declared a holiday by Soledad Orozco Garcia, wife of former Mexico President Manuel Avila Camacho.

Today, families in Mexico celebrate the day with songs and mass. After mass, families treat mom to a special meal. Gifts are also given to mom.

As in the U.S., the holiday is really all about saying “thank you” to your mother for all she does for you, and showing her how much she means to you.

Are you celebrating Dia de la Madre in San Diego today? If so, what are you planning for your madre? Let us know in our comments section below.

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