Mothers Day in Denmark.

The first Mothers Day in Denmark was celebrated on Sunday the 12th of May 1929.

The idea came from America and was brought to Denmark by Christian Svenningsen.

Originally the intention of the day was to collect money for war widows and mums who had lost a son during the war.

“Mors Dag” as it is called in Denmark is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of May in Denmark, the same day as they celebrate the day in America, Australia, Canada, Italy,  Japan and a lot of other countries.

Traditions in Denmark on Mothers Day.

The day is all about flowers in Denmark, this is one of the busiest days of the year for the florists in Denmark as it has become a tradition to buy your mum a bunch of flowers and visit your mum.

Flowers for Mothers Day.

If you are not living close by, the internet comes in handy.  You can order flowers online and get them delivered to your mum.

Personally I usually order the flowers online and give my mum a call later on in the day.

Some invite their mums out for lunch or dinner at a seaside restaurant or café for a treat and being the 2nd Sunday in May it is usually a nice sunny day, as May is the last month of spring in Denmark.

Children Living At Home.

If children are still living at home tradition is that the child or children prepare the breakfast and serve the breakfast together with a homemade card and a flower, most likely picked in the garden.

Breakfast is served for Mum while she is still in bed.
She has probably been awake for a while listening to the sounds coming from the kitchen but will always pretend to be asleep until the breakfast is served.

The Danish bakeries are also busy making “Mors Dag” cakes so you can bring your mum a special cake on the day.

"Mors Dag" Commemorative Plate.

A commemorative plate for “Mors dag” has been created every year since 1969 by the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Company, Bing & Grøndahl, and the plate is mainly bought by collectors or given to mums on Mothers Day.


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