Mother’s Day or Fête des Mères is not a new tradition in France.
It began as early as 1806 when Napoleon tried to establish celebrating mothers as a official holiday. This did not happen until 1906 when the official Mother’s Day celebrations began thanks to small village Artas, who organized the first celebrations. This example was then followed by bigger cities like Lyon, but it wasn’t until 1929 when the day was recognized as celebrated officially.
When is Mother’s Day in France?
Mother’s Day in France always falls on the last Sunday in May, in 2016 it will be on the 29 May 2016.