Family is one of the most fundemantal aspects of Spanish culture, with extra importance bestowed on the mother figure. El Dia de la Madre (Mother’s Day) is celebrated throughout the whole of Spain, and often to a much greater extent than in other European countries.

This year, Mother’s Day takes place on 6th May and children shower their mothers with gifts and poems they have written in her honour. In Spain, the tradition also has a religious aspect and is strongly linked to praising the Virgin Mary. As a consequence, there is often a special church service held for mothers and their children to attend.

As with most Spanish celebrations, an abundance of food is involved during Mother’s Day, from the sweets and cakes given by the children to the large dinner enjoyed by the whole family. Many Mums in Spain proclaim El Dia de la Madre to be a bigger celebration than their birthday, and it is easy to see why.

Next year, why not give your Mum to something she’ll truly love, like a weekend away at Hotel Santa Marta in Girona? PGA Catalunya owners have exclusive access to the charming hotel’s Beach Club & Spa, which is the perfect place for tired Mums to relax and unwind. Or, if she prefers a more active pursuit, treat her to a round of golf at PGA Catalunya’s award-winning Stadium Course.