Mother’s Day 2019 in Ireland

Mother carrying her baby for Mother's Day 2019 in Ireland

Today, March 31, we celebrate Mother’s Day in Ireland.

But Mother’s Day is celebrated worldwide on different dates. In Ireland and the United Kingdom, mothers are commemorated on the fourth Sunday of Lent. While in other countries such as Venezuela, Germany, Japan and Canada, Mother’s Day is celebrated in May. Argentina celebrates this day on the third Sunday of October, while Panama and Indonesia do so in December.

Mothering Sunday is a celebration held to honour mums and also maternal figures, like nannies, grandmothers and aunties.
Who will you celebrate today with?

Mother's Day gift for mother's day 2019 in Ireland

Mother’s Day gift. Image: Daria Shevtsova.

Some surprising statistics from 2018

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) in Ireland has compiled its quarterly vital statistics that shed some light on the modern Irish mom:
The average age of first-time mothers was 31.1.
The highest number of registered births was recorded in the city of Dublin with 1,709 (11.1% of all live births in the country), followed by Cork County.
And the most common babies’ names were Jack and Emily.

Irish Babies' Names 2018. Chart.

Irish Babies’ Names 2018. CSO statistical publication, 28 February 2019.

Are you looking forward to pampering the women in your life? What gifts should you give on Mother’s Day?

Well, that is up to your imagination, but we usually recommend something as simple as a nice meal, a bunch of flowers, a hand-made card or a book.
What was your choice?
Look at what this happy mom got:

What would you give your mother if money was not a problem?

A house? A year-holiday? A car?

Let us know in the comments!

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About the author

Andreina Gonzalez

I am Andreina from Venezuela, I am a journalist finishing my master's degree in Journalism and Public Relations at Griffith College. I like photography, writing and calligraphy.

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