- 2 May 2018 8:53 AM
The origins of the holiday dates back to the times of the ancient Greeks and Romans. The modern form of the celebration of Mother's Day began in the early 20th century.
These days Iit is held on the second Sunday of May in many countries, such as Australia, Canada and the United States.
It is held exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday in the United Kingdom. Sundays are usually non-school and non-working days in these countries.
In Hungary restaurants and cafes will be busier than usual as many people take their mothers out for a treat - hint, hint!
More about Mother's Day:
In 2018 Father's Day in Hungary is on Sunday 17 June
Around the world, Father's Day is celebrated on different dates though the day is celebrated in a similar manner, usually involving giving gifts to fathers and family activities.
In Spain, Italy and Portugal, Father's Day is celebrated on 19 March, which is the Feast of St. Joseph who is the patron saint of fathers.
In Germany, Father's Day is celebrated on the same date as Ascension Day.
Across Scandinavia, the tradition of a Father's Day was adopted in the 1930's. Originally the American date was used, but in 1949 the Nordic countries decided to move it to the second Sunday in November.
This was partly to place it half a year away from Mother's Day but also it was chosen to increase sales in an otherwise quiet trading period before Christmas. The only country who didn't fall in line was Denmark. They forgot to inform the public and press about the date change, so Father's Day remained on the same day as their other early June holiday, Constitution Day.
In Taiwan, Father's Day is celebrated on 8 August as the Chinese for eight is 'ba', while a colloquial word for father is 'ba-ba' - so the eighth day of the eighth month sounds similar to 'daddy'. This was also the date for Father's day in China, but the date was moved to the third Sunday in June.