In Great Britain, the first day of May is known as May Day. It is the time of year when warmer weather begins and flowers and trees start to blossom. It is said to be a time of love and romance. It is when people celebrate the coming of summer with lots of different customs that are expressions of joy and hope after a long winter. Traditional English May Day celebrations include Morris Dancing, crowning a May Queen and Dancing around a Maypole
In the United States "Mother's Day 2012" is observed on the second Sunday of May (13th) and celebrates the important roles that mothers serve in society. Anna Jarvis of West Virginia started the holiday in 1908 to pay tribute to mothers, but it wasn't until 1914 that President Woodrow Wilson made the holiday official by signing it into law.
England also has an equivalent holiday to Mother's Day called "Mothering Day" that is celebrated on the fourth Sunday during the month of Lent. this year it took place on the 18th of March.