Mother's Day in Benin
Mother's Day in Benin is held on May 26. It is celebrated on the last Sunday of May, if the date coincides with the date of Pentecost, then it is transferred to the first Sunday of June. This event in the third decade of the month May is annual. Help us
While many countries around the world, such as the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Mother's Day is celebrated on Second Sunday of May, in Benin, it will be necessary to wait until last Sunday of May.
In France, Mother's Day is enshrined in law, in article nº50-577 of May 24, 1950, enacted by the President at the time, Vincent Auriol. This law proclaims that “the French Republic officially pays tribute each year to French mothers during a day dedicated to the celebration of Mother’s Day (…)”. It is specified that “Mother's Day is fixed for the last Sunday of May; if this date coincides with that of Pentecost, Mother's Day takes place on the first Sunday of June”. Benin then Dahomey a former French colony certainly follows France in this celebration of Mother's Day.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
National Tree Day in Benin on June 1 (or Festival of Trees);
Feast day of the Assumption of Mary on August 15 (Christian feast day, one of the Catholic holy days of obligation a public holiday in Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Seychelles, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Togo, and Vanuatu);
Mother's Day in Kyrgyzstan on May 19 (celebrated on the third Sunday in May);
Wife Day or Day of the myrrh-bearing women on May 19 (Orthodox celebrate on the second Sunday after Easter);
Mother's Day in France on May 26 (also Algeria, Dominican Republic. First Sunday of June, if Pentecost occurs on this day, Haiti, Mauritius, Morocco, Sweden, Tunisia; celebrated on the last Sunday in May);
Mother's Day in Bolivia on May 27 (Día de la Madre)