Mother's Day in East Timor
Mother's Day in East Timor is held on November 3. This event in the first decade of the month November is annual. Help us
East Timor, officially the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, is an island country in Southeast Asia. Colonized by Portugal in the 16th century, East Timor was known as Portuguese Timor for centuries. It was invaded by Indonesia in 1975, which occupied it until 1999.
East Timorese women usually have between 6 to 7 children on average, and based on a UN study, it was found that among those women that were between ages 20 to 24 almost more than half of them had at least one child, and of those, 60 percent had their first child before they were 19. A lot of the East Timorese women were teen mothers and dropped out of high school due to the responsibilities and pressure from having a child. In 2010 the government finally made a new policy that will focus on getting and keeping young mothers in school.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Popular Consultation Day in East Timor on August 30 (public holiday commemorates the 1999 anniversary of Popular Consultation, which ultimately led to East Timor's independence from Indonesia);
Independence Restoration Day in East Timor on May 20 (celebrates the independence of East Timor from Indonesia in 2002);
Men Make Dinner Day on November 2 (celebrated on the first Thursday of November);
Grandparents Day in South Sudan on November 12 (Second Sunday in November);
Grandmother's Day in Argentina on November 12 (Día de la Abuela is celebrated on the second Sunday of November)