Mother’s Day: a time for giving your lovely Mum a great big hug or remembering just how much they supported and cared for you.
The day is special on both sides of the Atlantic. However, it comes with a warning: British people celebrate Mother’s Day on a different day to people in the United States.
This proved a real problem when Harry Potter author JK Rowling tweeted this lovely tribute to her mother Anne, only for her fans in the US to freak out with worry that they might have forgotten this all-important date.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 26, 2017
Just look at the reaction.
you scared me here in the US! Happy Mother's Day over in the U.K.!
— Megan (@MegBrittB) March 26, 2017
as a terrible son who mistakenly thought this was US Mothers Day, I thank you for raising my ❤️ rate on a relaxing Sunday. ????????
— Nahtanoj Znark (@i8paste) March 26, 2017
The confusion wasn’t just in the US, either.
for a moment I thought today was mother's day in ???????? and I got scares as hell but I remembered we do it in may ????
— Daniela. (@creepybrownie) March 26, 2017
Although Mother’s Day takes place on 26th March in the UK, it won’t take place until Sunday 14th May in the US. Don’t worry, you haven’t missed it.
JK Rowling tweeted Happy Mother's Day & i legit panicked & called my mom & mom's like "um you're off by 2 months" It's too early in the morn
— Marie Lu (@Marie_Lu) March 26, 2017
Why do British people have a different Mother's Day to us?? I was so confused I thought I forgot and didn't give my mum anything ????????????
— Devone (@_Devone__) March 26, 2017
Then again, why stop with just one day?
It's not Mothers Day in the states, but honestly everyday should be Mother's Day. There's no kinda love like the love your mom has for you ????
— Shaine (shay-knee) (@shainedawson) March 26, 2017