In Italy Mother’s Day is celebrated on the same day as most other countries. Contrary to some theories circulating online, there is no connection to some ancient Roman tradition or Pagan ritual (that’s ok, Italians couldn’t invent EVERYTHING right?). The day is a little less…commercialized, and more subdued compared to North America, mothers are usually treated to a nice dinner or late lunch and given gifts of chocolates, pastry, and flowers. More often that not the gifts will also include something crafted as opposed to purchased, like homemade art, cards, poems, and songs. Rumour has it that it is still the busiest day for Italian cellular providers as sons and daughters from all over Italy call their home towns.