Celebrating Mother’s Day around the world

Few things say "I love you" like Spanish Ibérico ham / Toya Legido - ICEX

Few things say “I love you” like Spanish Ibérico ham / Toya Legido – ICEX

May is the month when many countries celebrate and pay homage to that indispensable and much beloved figure: moms!

Mother’s Day in Spain is this Sunday, May 3rd, which is the same day that it’s celebrated in countries like Portugal, Hungary and Lithuania.

In other countries, including Canada, Belgium, Italy, Denmark and the United States, among others, it’s held on the second Sunday in May, while this holiday is celebrated even later still in other corners of the world (May 26th in Poland, for example).

In any case, the date on which you celebrate this annual event is far less important than HOW you choose to show your mother you care. And what better way to do so than by giving her the gift of Spanish gastronomy – a gift that is practical and delicious and that, if you’re lucky, she might decide to share.

Any one of the huge range of Spanish extra virgin olive oils makes a great gift, as does Spanish Ibérico ham, chorizo or lomo. If you’re traveling somewhere to be with your mom on this special day you could easily bring along a few cans of this country’s excellent table olives, or canned fish or shellfish products.

Additionally, it goes without saying that Spanish wine always makes a wonderful gift (and one that is particularly good for sharing) or, if your mom loves to cook, why not check out some of the wonderful Spanish cookbooks that are listed on Foods and Wines from Spain, and while your at it, browse the “Products” section of our web for a number of other perfect ways to say “I love you” with Spanish gastronomy.

Happy Mother’s Day!




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