History in France, Origin and Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day 2022. Mother’s Day is one of the spring events that should not be missed. Do you know the date of this year 2022? Are you looking for gifts and messages to send? This is the basic information for this event.

[Mis à jour le 27 avril 2022 à 22h04] This is an unmissable event every year. Mother’s Day is the perfect time to please your mother. For a day, moms are at the center of all the attention. But beware, the date is not always the same on the calendar. This year, France will celebrate this special day on Sunday, May 29, 2022, while in other countries, the celebration will take place a little earlier in the month. So what exact concern would you choose? To show your mom that you love her, it’s not always easy to find a gift idea that will satisfy her. A personal message, a gift, or a little interest could be part of the possibilities. Among the classics of Mother’s Day 2022, we can clearly find the famous flower bouquet.

Still looking for the perfect gift? Find our inspiration on this page, but also our sample letter and poems. We have also deciphered the origin of “Mother’s Day”, which this year celebrates its 116th anniversary in France, but whose existence in fact goes back much further than that.

Mother’s Day 2021 has been set for Sunday 29 mayo. Mother’s Day 2022 also comes three weeks before Father’s Day, which is scheduled for Sunday, June 19…

Every Sunday in May Mother’s Day is coming. Not to be confused with Father’s Day, every third Sunday in June; Nor with Grandma’s Day, every first Sunday of March. An exception is that if Pentecost falls on the last Sunday in May, as was the case in 2020, the date of Mother’s Day will be pushed back to the following Sunday.

And Mother’s Day has a knack for causing confusion. Will it be held in June or in May? Is it the same as in the UK or the US? In fact, the history of Mother’s Day is not universal. Mothers are celebrated in March across the channel, whileAcross the Atlantic, the festival takes place on the second Sunday in May (This is also the case in Belgium, Switzerland or even Spain). This year, it was the 9th of May. Obviously, this is an opportunity for celebrities and influencers to share messages of love for their mothers on social networks.

The second Sunday in May, which every year confuses the minds of many French people (who then fear they’ve missed Mother’s Day!) rhymes with Mother’s Day in many countries, such as the United States again.

From the traditional flower bouquet to more original gifts, there is no shortage of Mother’s Day gift ideas. And it’s never too late to please your mother. Until Sunday morning it is possible to find the idea that will achieve the goal. Here is an exhaustive list of gifts that are often given but also of the most creative ideas:

  • fresh flowers : Interflora (a well-known historical flower delivery service), Florajet (delivery in 4 hours, conditional on ordering before noon), Bloom & Wild (for creative bouquets delivered in cardboard boxes), 123 Fleurs (makes it one of the leaders in flower sales Online since 1999, with same-day delivery for all orders placed before 5pm, but also on Sundays and public holidays) or Aquarelle (for good value for money).
  • eternal rose (And the symbol of the flower that never fades: Amazon
  • heart shaped balloons : company “Best of Flowers”.
  • personal gift : cheerz
  • Institute sponsorship : Yves Rocher
  • Gourmet subscription : Marmiton is giving away a special Mother’s Day offer – a one-and-a-half year subscription, nine paper editions for €29.90 + May Gloria Box (includes Gloria vanity bag; MAC matte lipstick; Paw Paw conditioner; Korrès shower gel; Inuwet body milk monoi; Tony Moly mask and €15 MAC voucher).
  • Photoshoot for mother/daughter : Studio Lenoir (229 euros)
  • Two tickets to a concert or a play : TickTac
  • Variety of tea : Kusmi Tea Paris (19.50 euros)


For those who celebrate Mother’s Day with words rather than things, there is a well-established tradition of “Happy Mother’s Day.” Short or poetic, modern or childlike, consult our dedicated page for examples of Happy Mother’s Day messages that will allow you to get inspired, but also poems ready to say “I love you” to your mom! Finally, we offer you beautiful quotes about mothers, to slip into a card or SMS. Good writing!

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Every last Sunday in May, we usually celebrate Mother’s Day. But do we really know where this tradition comes from? As reported by Express, In 1906 Mother’s Day was born, when the village of Artas (Izer) organized a celebration in honor of mothers of large families. Then two mothers of nine children were awarded the Maternity High Merit Award. Today the village continues to claim Mother’s Day in France. In 1918, after World War I, Lyons followed the movement born in the United States and paid tribute to mothers and wives who had lost their sons and/or husbands. The government made this Mother’s Day official in 1929. And in 1942, Marshal Petain gave the event a more solemn tone, particularly in a message on the radio: “Only you know how to give everyone that taste of work, that sense of discipline, humility, and respect that make healthy men and powerful peoples. You are the source of inspiration for our Christian civilization.” Rather than celebrating mothers, the goal is to increase the birth rate in France.

But the Mother’s Day tradition actually goes back to the dawn of time, or almost! The Greeks actually celebrated mothers in their own way, by adoring Rhea, the mother of Zeus, in the time of spring. It is a Mother’s Day of sorts, as they also celebrate fertility. Among Christians, too, this symbol has long held. Every year, on the fourth Sunday of Lent, believers would go to pray in the “Mother” church, the most important church in their area. It was about celebrating in a certain way a passage from the Gregorian hymn, Introduction, which evokes breast milk.

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