NWA Latino community celebrates Latin American Mother’s Day


In Mexico and much of Latin America, Mother’s Day falls on May 10, every year.

In Mexico, El Dia de la Madre has been a tradition since 1922 and has gained popularity.

For immigrants who call the Natural State home, they are committed to raising their children in a rich Latino culture while in Northwest Arkansas.

“We come to a country that’s not ours and it’s hard, too, but we’re trying to give our families a better place. Raise our kids in a better involvement than our countries,” Irma Chavez, a Northwest Arkansas mother.

Chavez was born in El Salvador and says she’s continued the tradition of Latin America’s Mother’s Day in the states to remind her family of their heritage.

“Northwest Arkansas has given me the opportunity to be closer to my kids. As a Northwest Arkansas mother I feel very proud to be a mother of four boys and celebrating my day today,” says Chavez.

Since moving her four sons to Springdale, she’s been able to give them a safer environment to grow up in and more educational opportunities.

“There’s always a story behind every Latina mother who moves to this country. So I think we should celebrate Latina mothers because we are fighters. We fight for our families, we fight for our kids, and we fight for our communities,” says Chavez.

Chavez says though she’ll be celebrating with her fellow Latina moms on May 10, she’s also proud to celebrate the other amazing American mothers this coming Sunday, May 12.

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