Mother In-law Day

The Mother In-law Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of October every year. A mother in-law is the mother of a person’s spouse. The Mother In-law Day was modelled after Mother’s Day and was first observed on March 5, 1934 in Amarillo, Texas. It was initiated by the editor of the local Amarillo newspaper. The celebration was later moved to the fourth Sunday in October.

Mothers in-law have never enjoyed the respect and devotion that mothers have received over the years. The increase of divorce rate has also given a whole concept of in-laws a less permanent place in society’s imagination. Though Mother In-Law Day is not as popular as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or even Grandparents’ Day, many people feel that mothers in-law deserve a special day of their own.