Like the US, Mother’s Day in Brazil is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. It is a day dedicated to honoring not just mothers, but also grandmothers, aunts, and any other mother-like figures deserving of recognition. While it is not an official holiday, Brazilians still consider Dia das Mães one of the most important celebrations, second only to Christmas.
How Do Brazilians Celebrate Mother’s Day?
As a predominantly Catholic nation, many families will start the celebration by attending Mass together. The rest of Mother’s Day in Brazil typically involves good food and time spent together. It’s no secret that Brazilians love the outdoors, so activities like barbecues and picnics are very common. Flowers are also a traditional gesture: you’ll find familiar favorites, like roses, mixed with more exotic blossoms, like orchids and hibiscus.
Of course, gift giving is also an important part of Mother’s Day in Brazil. In fact, this day ranks second for consumer spending in the Nation (after Christmas). Homemade gifts are also appreciated, especially from school-aged children, who are encouraged by their teachers to make something for the mamães. (Reverence for one’s mother is instilled at quite an early age in Brazil!)
In many Brazilian families, it is the mother who does most of the cooking. Brazilians want to give their mothers, grandmothers, and aunties a break from that on Mother’s Day. They do this by preparing the food themselves or taking their mothers out to a nice restaurant.
Autumn in Brazil
Mother’s Day falls right in the middle of the Southern Hemisphere’s autumn. May, in particular, is considered one of the best times of year to visit Brazil.Temperatures are still warm, but not as oppressive as they are in the summertime. This means that Mother’s Day is an ideal time to hit the beach or go for a family hike.
Mother’s Day Dining Ideas
Texas De Brazil will be opening early on Mother’s Day. Most locations will open at 11 am (California and New York at noon). Book your table today for a truly special Mother’s Day experience. We will be serving our traditional menu, which includes all-you-can-eat salad bar and succulent churrasco style meats carved table-side. It doesn’t get any more decadent than that!
If Mom prefers to spend the day outdoors, why not treat her to an incredible barbecue? You can order our premium cuts of beef, chicken, pork, and lamb to be delivered right to your door. Don’t forget the Brazilian sausages, too! Order online today to get yours in time for Mother’s Day churrasco.