Mothers’ Day – Fathers’ Day

Do you know when Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day are celebrated in Germany?

Ben from London

Hi kids!

I’m such a forgetful bear. Last year, I almost forgot Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day. Luckily, I remembered at the last moment. I picked some flowers for my Mum and bought my Dad some dark chocolate – his favourite!

In the UK

  • Mothers’ Day is the fourth Sunday in Lent (usually from early March to early April).
  • Fathers’ Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June.

Alex from Berlin

Hallo Kinder!

In Germany, we celebrate Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ day on different dates to the UK.

In Germany

  • Mothers’ Day is usually on the second Sunday in May. (If Whitsun falls on the same day, Mothers’ Day is moved to the first Sunday in May.)
  • Fathers’ Day is celebrated on the same day as Ascension Day – 40 days after Easter Sunday.

Did you know …?

  • Fathers’ Day started in the USA. It has only been celebrated since the beginning of the 20th Century. Mothers’ Day began around the same time.

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die Mutter mother
der Vater father
Muttertag Mothers’ Day
Vatertag Fathers’ Day
das Kind child
die Tochter daughter
der Sohn son