Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May.
Ex-communist countries usually celebrated International Women’s Day instead of Mother’s Day. Some ex-communist countries, such as Russia, still follow this custom or simply celebrate both holidays, which is the custom in Ukraine.
Mother’s Day in Poland was first celebrated in Krakow in 1923, but its popularity did not grow until World War II and after. Mothers across Poland are remembered on Mother’s Day ( Dzien Matki ), or Mothers’ Day, on May 26.