Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your mum just how much you love her and appreciate what she does for you all year round – but do you know the origins of the celebration?
Mothering Sunday was traditionally a day for Christians to visit their ‘mother’ church. It is celebrated on a different date each year, always three weeks before Easter Sunday.
Traditionally, domestic servants were given the day off to return to their hometown and worship with their families.
On their way home, these youths would pick wild flowers to place in the church – or give to their mums.
The day has since evolved into an occasion for kids to honour and give presents to their hardworking mums, and has lost a lot of its religious meaning.
In much of Europe, and the United States, the holiday is celebrated on Sunday, May 14.