Mother’s Day in America falls on the second Sunday in May. This year it’s the 9th, adding to a crowded holiday docket that includes the Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo (today) and George Clooney’s birthday (tomorrow).

Grammarly has the requisite bullet points.

Such celebrations (of motherhood) sometimes involved worship of a mother deity, such as the Goddess Isis in Ancient Egypt, or Cybele and Rhea in Ancient Greece. In other cases, celebrations were only tangentially about mothers: Mothering Sunday in the United Kingdom, for example, was originally dedicated to the “Mother Church,” but was later broadened to honor human mothers, too. Around the world, Mother’s Day is celebrated in a variety of ways and on different dates throughout the year, though many countries observe the holiday on the same day as the United States.

At the Courier Journal, Gege Reed compiled a list: Here are 12+ places to dine-in or grab a meal to-go for Mother’s Day around Louisville.

So get those reservations in early if you want to take mom out for a nice meal. If you are still not comfortable with eating at a restaurant, order takeout and bring the meal to mom. Here are some restaurants in the Louisville area that are offering special meals to help make mom’s day great.

Among the independent eateries listed are these:

Barn8 Farm Restaurant & Bourbon Bar
Bristol Bar & Grill
Fork & Barrel
Joe Huber’s Family Farm & Restaurant
Morning Fork
Proof on Main
The Seafood Lady
Steak & Bourbon

To repeat: reservations are a very good idea, and as my college-era roommate’s telephone answering machine message used to say, “you know what to do and when to do it” (if you’re headed out for a Mother’s Day meal this Sunday).