Haha no hi (Mothers' Day) - The second Sunday in May

What's the meaning of this event?
Mother's Day in Japan is almost the same as that in the United States. The second Sunday in May is a day to respect and thank mothers.

What's the history of this event?
This event originated from the customs in England and Greece. In 1914 President Willson of the United States declared it in the States, then it was introduced to Japan after the World War II.

Are there objects associated with this event?
On the day of Mother's Day, it is most common in Japan to give red carnation to mothers. Also people often send other gifts as well as flower, such as handkerchieves, scarves, handbags, wallets.

[Events List in English] [Events List in Japanese] [Music Archives Home] [Culture notes Home] [JP NET Home]

Date last modified: Tuesday, 05-Mar-2002 16:50:02 EST
Copyright 2002 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
This page's URL:
Report any problems with this website here.