Minimalistic white hand made ceramic mugs tea cups

Mother’s Day Traditions

Celebrating Mother’s Day Around the World

As Mother’s Day approaches, cultures worldwide prepare to honour and celebrate the extraordinary women who have shaped our lives. From heartfelt gestures to elaborate ceremonies, the traditions surrounding this special day vary greatly across the globe. In many cultures, the celebration of motherhood is intertwined with the enjoyment of beverages like tea and cacao, symbolizing warmth, comfort, and appreciation.

Let’s explore some fascinating Mother’s Day customs from around the world, with a delightful twist of organic wellness through tea and cacao:


Japanese tea cups in a row, dark and moodyJAPAN: HANAMI AND GREEN TEA

In Japan, Mother’s Day, known as “Haha no Hi,” is celebrated with serene simplicity and profound respect. In accordance with this, families often engage in “hanami,” the tradition of enjoying the beauty of cherry blossoms in bloom. Green tea, which plays a central role in Japanese culture, is often shared during these tranquil moments. Matcha, a powdered green tea rich in antioxidants, symbolizes purity and harmony, therefore making it a perfect accompaniment to this reflective celebration.






two people sharing a cup of tea over a light table

In the UK, Mother’s Day falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent, a time for honouring mothers and maternal figures. A cherished tradition involves treating mothers to afternoon tea, complete with delicate sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and an array of sweet cakes and pastries. While a black tea like English Breakfast or Earl Grey is the traditional drink for these occasions, a herbal tea or a hot cacao drink can add a sweet twist, delighting taste buds and indulging the senses.

Happy Mother’s Day!





Chocolate Cacao powder on brass spoon

Mexico celebrates Día de las Madres, a vibrant celebration filled with music, dance, and heartfelt tributes to mothers. Chocolate holds deep cultural significance in Mexico, because of it’s long presence in cultures dating back to ancient civilizations like the Aztecs and Mayans. With this heritage in mind,  families often gift their mothers with artisanal chocolates or prepare traditional Mexican hot chocolate. This rich and comforting drink is made from cacao with spices like chili and cinnamon for additional warmth and depth.

Feliz día de la madre!




Pouring chai tea from a Copper tea pot into copper tea cupsINDIA: SARI GIFTING AND CHAI

Celebrating Mother’s Day in India involves expressions of love and gratitude, usually through the exchange of gifts. Traditional attire such as colourful saris are popular presents, symbolizing elegance and respect for maternal figures. As well as these gestures, sharing a cup of chai, a fragrant blend of black tea, aromatic spices, and organic ingredients, fosters warmth and connection within families.

मातृ दिवस की शुभकामना






women's hand stretched out in the grass catching the setting sunAUSTRALIA: NATURE WALKS AND HERBAL TEA

In Australia, we celebrate Mother’s Day amidst the beauty of nature. Families often embarking on leisurely walks or picnics in picturesque surroundings. With this in mind, incorporating teas made from locally sourced botanicals, such as our Australian collection, adds a refreshing touch to these outdoor gatherings. And from soothing chamomile to invigorating peppermint, herbal teas also offer both relaxation and rejuvenation, aligning the spirit of wellness with the occasion.

Happy Mother’s Day!


Organic Merchant celebrates Mother’s Day with a range crafted to nourish body and soul. Choose from our gift offerings, or explore our tea, cacao and bath collections for inspiration.