Brazilian Traditions on Mother’s Day

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Brazilian Traditions on Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is celebrated in Brazil on the second Sunday of May, just as it is in the United States and many other nations. The Portuguese name of this celebration is known as “Dia das Mães” and this year it’s going to happen next Sunday, on May 8th, 2022. Retailers, shop owners, restaurants, and families begin planning for Mother's Day a few days ahead of time. 

There are numerous ways to celebrate motherhood in Brazil, where family life has a special significance and where many different groups at times act as one family with the mother as the head of the community. In this article, we’ll check some of the most popular Brazilian traditions!


How do Brazilians spend Mother’s Day?


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Brazilians are really connected to their families, so this holiday has an extremely important status. In Brazil, showering love and attention on moms is a significant matter, but it isn't just moms who get all the attention.


Mother's Day in Brazil is commonly a multi-generational celebration — grandmothers and aunts are frequently invited to celebrate, and special attention is paid to all the mothers in our lives, and these celebrations take place all over the country. 


Lunch, barbecues, and large family picnics are all popular pastimes. The meals vary to the taste and customs of each family. However, some meals like feijoada and barbecue are loved all around Brazil! Homemade desserts are also super popular, and among the favorite ones, we can mention pavê and passion fruit mousse.


Besides uniting families to have lunch, gifting mothers is also essential. Clothes, jewelry and perfume are examples of gifts. And, of course, we can’t forget the most symbolic gesture: flowers. 


Mothers are constantly honored with bouquets. Roses reign as the greatest representative of maternal love, while orchids are also highly regarded for their representation of elegance.


In Brazil, Mother's Day is a very important holiday


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This holiday is a way of honoring and expressing gratitude to all the women out there who work tirelessly for their children and family. Mother's Day is a time to reflect on the importance of mothers in people's lives and to honor motherhood along with family. That’s why Mother’s Day is such a big deal for Brazilians.


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