Mother’s Day 2010: The Best Flowers for May 9th

By Ian Ritz
Ian Ritz
Ian Ritz
April 28, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

Flowers make an excellent Mother's day gift. (James Fish/The Epoch Times)
Flowers make an excellent Mother's day gift. (James Fish/The Epoch Times)
Mother’s Day in the U.S. will come on May 9 this year, inspiring millions of sons and daughters to go look for the perfect gift for mom. Many Mother’s Day shoppers will be considering the delightful but short-lived gift of fresh flowers for their beloved mothers and grandmothers.

The floral industry generates an estimated 25 percent of their annual flower sales from Mother’s Day.
Florists across the nation will be competing for shoppers' business, likely offering excellent deals on flowers.

ProFlowers (www.proflowers.com) offers a selection of bouquets starting at $19.99, and shoppers can go to http://www.dealcatcher.com/proflowers-coupons for extra ProFlowers deals. Mother’s Day experts at www.mothersdaycentral.com also have reasonably priced flower arrangements for as low as $19.99. FTD (www.FTD.com) prices start under $20, with bigger and more expressive flower arrangements available under $40. To order flowers over the phone or online for the same day delivery, a good choice may be 1-800-FLOWERS, online at www.1800flowers.com.

People in the United States celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May every year as a gesture of gratitude toward mothers and grandmothers who dedicate their lives to raising their children.

The U.S. Census Bureau’s previous calculation showed 82.8 million mothers in the nation, with 55 percent of them being between the ages of 15 and 44. The bureau also reported that more than 80 percent of women between the ages of 40 and 44 in the country are mothers.

The majority of the world will celebrate Mother’s Day on May 9, including the nations of Anguilla, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Croatia, Curaasao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Malta, Malaysia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapor, Slovakia, South Africa, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan,Trinidad and Tobago,Turkey, Uruguay,Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.

Exceptions include the U.K., Nigeria, and Ireland, which already observed the holiday on March 14, along with Norway, which observed the holiday on February 14. 

A large number of regions will also celebrate the holiday on May 10, including Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Laos, Macedonia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and Ukraine.

Last but not least there is Poland, which will observe Mother’s Day on May 26.

Ian Ritz