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Mother's Day

Mother’s Day 2024, 2025 and 2026 in Malawi

Mother’s Day is a public holiday in numerous nations scattered all over the world, and this includes the southeast African nation of Malawi. The date of Mother’s Day in Malawi is set on 15 October.

202415 OctTueMother's Day
202515 OctWedMother's Day
202615 OctThuMother's Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

The date seems to have been chosen because it coincides with World Rural Women’s Day, also called the “International Day of Rural Women”, a day dedicating to honouring the efforts of rural mothers to provide for their families and fight poverty. This makes sense since Malawi is a relatively poor and rural nation and one that has high regard for the role of women and mothers in their culture and society.

The modern version of Mother’s Day arose in the early 1900’s through the efforts of Julia Ward Howe and Anna M. Jarvis and others. But the idea of having a special day to honour mothers goes back to ancient times and existed in many different cultures.

In Malawi, Mother’s Day is a time to show love to your mother and remember all that she has done for you in life. It is also a time to celebrate the crucial role of mothers in the family and nation in general. And it is a time when people give gifts to their mothers, and when the president of Malawi will give a special speech to honour the mothers of his land.

Previous Years

202315 OctSunMother's Day
16 OctMonMother's Day Holiday
202215 OctSatMother's Day