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Mother's Day in Switzerland

Mother's Day.

Other than Valentine's Day, I cannot think of another holiday that has hallmark written all over it like Mother's Day. Shops are full of Mother's Day promotions and school kids are crafting little gifts for their moms. Florists are especially happy since many grown up children will bring their mothers a nice bouquet or have it delivered.
Mother's Day in Switzerland Switzerland adopted this American holiday in 1930 mainly because of a strong lobbying effort by the local florist unions but also had a strong Christian support through the Salvation Army that advocated this day to honor the mothers. Like in most countries around the world, Mother's Day in Switzerland is celebrated on the second Sunday of May.

Essentially, Mother's Day in Switzerland is probably pretty much the same as in other countries, I don't know of any uniquely Swiss traditions on this day. Unless you think it unique that we usually gift the most delicious swiss chocolate…