Today was “Mothering Sunday” – not to be confused with “Mother’s Day” – which to me was confused with it. Nevertheless, Soren created a lovely card for me, a beaded bracelet and some flowers and today Maebh gave me a small plant which she got at the Salvation Army play group. Was nice to have some acknowledgement from my children — even if it was prompted by the school. It was also Beppe’s birthday, which was fun for the kids as they both made her a card and enjoyed her apple tart.
Mothering Sunday is a Christian holiday celebrated throughout Europe that falls on the 4th Sunday in Lent. Secularly it became an occasion for honouring mothers of children and giving them presents. It is increasingly being called Mothers’ Day, although that holiday has other origins. In the UK it is celebrated in the same way as Mothers’ Day is celebrated elsewhere.
Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in March, April or May. It complements Father’s Day, a celebration honoring fathers.