Mother's Day

On Sunday 25 May it is Mothers Day in Sweden, a day for 2.8 million women and their 5.9 million children. This day has been observed in Sweden since 1919. The US had been celebrating the day for several years then, but the celebration has its origins in Ancient Greek mythology: Rhea, the mother of Olympian goddesses and gods, was honoured with a spring festival.  Read the entire press release

Figures

Population 9 684 858  (Number of persons)

31 May 2014
Change: 1.00%

from corresponding period previous year


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