On the other hand, in many of the former Eastern Bloc states, the mother is simply seen as a woman.
Accordingly, Mother's Day is celebrated in these countries on 8 March because that is International Women's Day.
Of course, Women's Day is about the equality of men and women.
And Mother's Day is a holiday in honour of mothers, on which they are thanked for their love and care.
But they have a matter-of-fact attitude in these countries, and get a two-for-one deal by using a single date.