The History of Mother's Day In the UK

Mother's Day in the United Kingdom, like in many other countries, is a day to honour and celebrate mothers and motherhood. The origins of Mother's Day in the UK can be traced back to the early 20th century, although the holiday has evolved over time.

The first known Mothering Sunday was celebrated in the United Kingdom in the 17th century. It originally was a Christian festival held on the fourth Sunday of Lent to honour the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus. On this day, people would return to their "mother church" for a special service, and also to spend time with their mothers.

In the early 20th century, there was a resurgence of interest in Mothering Sunday as a way to honour mothers and motherhood. In 1914, the British government officially recognised Mother's Day as a national holiday, to be held on the fourth Sunday of Lent.

In the 1920s and 1930s, Mothering Sunday evolved into a more secular holiday, and began to resemble the holiday as we know it today. People started to give gifts and flowers to their mothers, and the holiday became a time for families to come together to celebrate and honour their mothers.

Today, Mother's Day in the UK is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in Lent and it's an occasion for giving flowers, cards and gifts to mothers, grandmothers, and mother figures. The day is widely celebrated throughout the country and is an opportunity to show appreciation and love for mothers, and all they do for their families.

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