Mother’s Day is a special day to honour our Mums and celebrate motherhood. It is a day to recognise the hard work, dedication, and unconditional love that mothers provide day in and day out. On this day, we show our appreciation for the women who have done so much for us. Here are the top 10 facts about Mother’s Day that you should know.
1. Mother’s Day is on 19th March in the UK this year.
Mother’s Day, in the UK, falls on different days each year.
It always falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent.Embed from Getty Images
2. It is also known as Mothering Sunday.
Mother’s Day is also known as Mothering Sunday in the UK.
In fact, it was originally known as this.
3. It is a day where we celebrate our Mums!
Mums do a lot for us and are always working really hard.
Mother’s Day is a day where we celebrate them and say thanks!
On this day Mothers often receive flowers, presents or maybe you just want to spend time together.
No matter how you show it, we are sure she will appreciate it!Embed from Getty Images
4. A lady called Anne Jarvis came up with Mother’s Day in the USA.
In the USA, Mother’s Day is different from ours (in the UK it originates from Mothering Sunday) and is celebrated in a completely different month!
It all started in 1908.
Anne Jarvis was the American who came up with the idea!
She wanted to remember her Mother as she had sadly passed away and asked her friends to wear white carnations to church.
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5. In America, Mother’s Day is on a different day to the UK.
Mother’s Day is celebrated on a different day to the UK.
In America it falls on the second Sunday of May.
In 2021 it is on 9th May.
6. Mothers Day has been around in the UK since the 16th Century.
Mothering Sunday has been around since the 16th Century. Back then it was more of a religious festival rather than to do with thanking Mothers.
However, it started up again in 1914 due to someone called Constance Penswick-Smith.
She heard what Anne Jarvis had done in America and it inspired her to bring back Mothering Sunday.
Read about what family life used to be like in the Black Country.
7. Simnel is a kind of cake which would be made on this day.
Simnel cake is associated with Mother’s Day.
During the early days of Mothering Sunday, children would take their Mothers a simnel cake that they had made.
A simnel cake is a type of fruit cake topped with marzipan.Embed from Getty Images
8. Originally on Mothering Sunday people would go to their ‘mother churches’.
In the 16th Century when Mothering Sunday was more of a religious festival, people would visit their ‘mother’ church.
This meant that everyone would go back to the church nearest their childhood home.
Here they would also have family reunions!
9. Popular gifts include flowers, chocolates and of course, a card!
No matter how you show your Mum that you appreciate her, we are sure she will love it!
Popular gifts include flowers, chocolates and a card.
You could also make her a homemade gift like a drawing!
See this chocolate baked banana recipe from the CO Crew. Make it for your Mum!Embed from Getty Images
10. In Azerbaijan, Mother’s Day is celebrated on International Women’s Day!
Mother’s Day is on 8th March in Azerbaijan.
This is also International Women’s Day.
This means that all women are celebrated and gifts are given to all!Embed from Getty Images
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