Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it is time to get in the spirit of honouring and celebrating your mum. Breakfast in bed, homemade crafts, a beautiful bouquet of flowers, or a thoughtful Mother's Day gift, how are you honouring your mother this year?

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Mother's Day

When is Mother’s Day?

In Australia Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. This means Mother’s Day takes place on Sunday May 12 in 2024, and on Sunday May 11 in 2025.

Mother’s Day origin

Mother’s Day in Australia is celebrated the same as in the United States. However, it is an Australian who is credited with having started the tradition of giving gifts on Mother's Day. In 1924 Janet Heyden started a campaign to collect gifts for lonely aged mothers.

Celebrating Mother’s Day

Many Australians celebrate Mother’s Day by showing their appreciation for their mothers or mother figures. Traditionally mothers are honoured with cards, flowers, chocolates, presents and dining out.

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Flowers have been part of Mother’s Day since the early days of honouring mothers. Carnations are regarded as classic Mother’s Day flowers and symbolize motherhood, love, admiration and purity. Other popular Mother’s Day flowers are tulips, lilies and roses.

Mother's Day is a great day to spoil your mum with something thoughtful. This can be breakfast in bed, something handmade, her favourite chocolate bar, or a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift.

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We wish you a happy Mother's Day!