Happy Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day is celebrated all around the world, but the day in which it is celebrated varies across different countries and there are many stories in history regarding where and when Mother’s Day originated. In the UK, today is the day we celebrate Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday, but how we celebrate it may be differ depending on our beliefs. A few centuries ago in Britain, it was important for Christians to return to their mother churches once a year to attend a special service. This occurred on the fourth Sunday of Lent, a Christian festival, which became a tradition called Mothering Sunday. In more recent years, the UK was inspired by the US version of Mother’s Day, and adopted its tradition of celebrating our mothers. Now, how we celebrate Mother’s Day will depend on the individual or family, to some it is a very religious day, to others it is about being thankful to our mothers, sometimes it is both.
For me, Mother’s Day is about taking time to honour everything that our mothers and our grandmothers have done and continue to do for us, usually with gift giving and breakfast in bed. When I was younger I would make my mum cute little cards and presents, but as I got older the homemade cards turned into long letters. Unfortunately, I can’t see my mum or my nan this year, instead I have sent them a nice cards with presents to join when I get to visit home.
Even if it is not Mother’s Day where you are, or you celebrate Mothering Sunday for a religion, do something nice for your mother just because you can!
Have a nice day!