Mother's Day Comes Twice for Some Latina Moms

Cultural traditions bring double the celebrations.

By on May 10, 2013

For some Latinas, Mother’s Day comes twice this year, based on traditions from their home countries. Families in Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador celebrate Mother’s Day on May 10, regardless of the weekday it falls on. However, in the U.S., Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May, so this year, some Latina moms, like mine, living in the U.S. have the upside of being acknowledged and honored twice, on May 10 and May 12.

Using everyday tools like your smartphone makes it easy to select the best gift for Mom. It’s like having a megastore at your fingertips. For example, you can order flowers on the go with 1800Flowers Mobile to send mom her favorite bouquet, or you can find the words to express your love and appreciation in English or Spanish with an ecard app from American Greetings.

Moms in Latin American countries are honored in grand style with serenades and special events organized throughout the day.

If Mom lives miles away or outside the country, a mobile device can help you make her day by sending her a picture or video message of the family or grandkids. And if you want to close the distance, the Skype app allows you to connect on video and make her feel like you’re in the room with her.

If Mom still uses a basic phone, consider surprising her with a Lucid 2 by LG or a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, which can help her stay connected and balance her busy schedule.  

Mother’s Day is not just on May 10 or May 12, it’s year-round because every day is an opportunity to show mom how much she means.