Show your mum your love and appreciation

Did you know that the origin of Mother's Day in the UK can be traced back to the early Christian festival known as "Mothering Sunday"?

Show your mum your love and appreciation

Well, Mothering Sunday was originally a religious holiday that was celebrated on the fourth Sunday in Lent. On this day, people would visit their mother church, which was the church where they were baptised, and bring gifts to their mothers as a way of showing their love and appreciation.

Over time, Mothering Sunday evolved into a more secular holiday, and it became customary for children to give their mothers small gifts or flowers on this day. The modern Mother's Day in the UK is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent, just like Mothering Sunday.

However, the idea of celebrating mothers and motherhood on a designated day is not unique to the UK. Mother's Day is celebrated in various forms and on different dates in many countries around the world, including the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The origins of these celebrations may vary, but they all share a common theme of honouring and appreciating mothers and mother figures.

Looking at getting your Mother something a bit special for Mother's Day? Well, Carers Card UK card holders can head straight to our discounts section where they'll find all sorts of gifts from flowers to fragrances and bags to broaches!

Wishing all mothers, and those that care for them, a wonderful Mother's Day!

Posted: 16/03/2023

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