Why is Mother's day on different days?

@Emiese (994)
Sweden
May 11, 2008 2:21pm CST
I realize when I look around myLot today that many of you celebrate Mother's Day today. That is interesting because in Sweden, where I am from, we celebrate that day on the last sunday of May. Does anyone know what the reason for celebrating Mother's Day is? Is it only a commercial holiday? Why is it on different days in different parts of the world?
1 response
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
11 May 08
Here in Italy it is celebrated today but my mother, who is in UK, has her Mother's Day alwaya 2 Sundays before Easter, whatever the date. I too don't know why the dates are so different.
@Emiese (994)
• Sweden
11 May 08
It's a bit confusing, especially if you have got your family in different parts of the world!