Sunday, March 22, 2009


Today we celebrate Mother’s Day in England, a special day when we can show our Mum just how much we love and appreciate her! Traditionally Mother’s Day has always been celebrated (in Britain), on the fourth Sunday of Lent since about the 16th century. The original roots of Mother’s Day probably lie in the church festival of “Refreshment Sunday”, when traditionally people would go back to visit their “Mother” church, i.e. the church where they were baptised. As time went by this custom changed to using the day for people to honour their mothers rather than the church. I’m taking my own Mum out for a meal to celebrate her special day! Happy Mothers Day to any mums reading this!


Marion said...

Enjoy your day with your Mother, Naomi...our Mother's Day won't be held for a couple of months yet. But whenever it is, it is one of my favourite days!

SandyCarlson said...

I didn't know the roots of this until now. I hope you have a great day today!

Naomi said...

Thanks Marion and Sandy. We had a really nice day. Thought it might be interesting for everyone to read about the history behind Mother's Day, even though you celebrate on a different day over there.