Exploring the History of Mother's Day

Mother's Day falls on the 10th of March this year, and is a day where we look to treat and pamper our mum's.  But have you ever wondered how Mother's Day began?

Mother's Day in the UK has historical roots dating back to the early Christian tradition of Mothering Sunday. Mothering Sunday was a religious holiday held on the fourth Sunday in Lent to honour the Virgin Mary and mother church. Over time, it evolved into a day for people to return to their "mother" church, or the church where they were baptized. 
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In the 17th century, Mothering Sunday became a day for domestic servants and apprentices to return home to visit their mothers and families. They would often bring gifts, such as flowers and cakes, to show their appreciation and love.

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The modern-day version of Mother's Day in the UK is more similar to the American version and is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent. It is a day to honour mothers and mother figures, show gratitude for their love and support, and celebrate the importance of motherhood.

Today, Mother's Day in the UK is typically celebrated with thoughtful gifts such as jewellery, cards, flowers and special outings to show appreciation for mothers and all they do. It is a day to pamper and spoil mothers, and to express love and gratitude for their unwavering care and dedication.

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If you are looking for a meaningful gift to give to your mother this Mother's Day, explore our Mother's Day Edit.