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Watch out for Mother's Day this year, too many people forget the right date

The date of Mother's Day 2024 is approaching. But like every year, an oddity sows confusion about the true date of the event.

Mother's Day is undoubtedly the annual event we most regret missing. Pay homage à one's mother, even when one does not really adhere to the principles of this very commercial celebration, remains a difficult gesture to make. forget. And when forgetting happens, it’s always quite guilt-inducing. But the date of Mother's Day, in 2024 like in previous years, is a more sensitive subject than you think. She finds herself at the center of a growing confusion from year to year, cause of the multiple dates circulating on social networks.

In the United States, where the tradition of celebrating mothers is even stronger, every year more stars come to greet their mother or the mother of their children , &agrav; big strokes of love messages and emojis in the shape of hearts or flowers. Last year, Justin Timberlake, for example, was one of those who expressed their love with the most verve on Instagram: "I hope that you know every day how much you have taught me and how much I love you . Happy Mother’s Day, Mom. Thank you for loving me all along the way. Its publication was in addition to dozens of videos, texts, poignant images, posted by Jeremy Renner, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Orlando Bloom, Beyoncé and so many others.

Watch out for Mother's Day this year, too many people forget the right date

J-Lo's message on Instagram for her mom on last Mother's Day. © Instagram Capture

Very often, these tender declarations have a rather disturbing side effect in France: seeing this surge on social networks, French fans But American stars are very often panicked, thinking that they themselves have forgotten what happened. the date of Mother's Day. It must be said that in the United States, Mother's Day is not set at the same date as in France. Since 1908, it has been celebrated on the second Sunday in May across the Atlantic, while in France, it is celebrated ;egrave;bre the last Sunday in May (except Pentecost weekend).

To make matters worse, just à side from home and in French in the text, Belgium is aligned with the United States, and Mother's Day is there. bred the same day, from mid-May. The same is true for several neighbors such as Germany, Switzerland, or Denmark. A not really convenient synchronization… France, for its part, resists again and again and retains "its" Mother's Day date, which she set for at the end of the First World War, and became increasingly popular in marble in 1950, mainly so as not to conflict with the celebration of Joan of Arc which is also held in May. England, as usual, follows a completely different tradition. done differently, by celebrating mothers on the fourth Sunday of Lent, a legacy of the 16th century. egrave;cle whereù it was an opportunity for the children to visit their childhood church with their mother.

Let it be said: if the date of Mother's Day 2024 has been changed, set for May 12 this year in the United States, don't rush to a florist or to your phone at the first message you see.  on the Internet. Don't panic: in France, mothers will be celebrated on May 26 this year, two weeks later.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116