This 2019 year, Mother’s Day (also known as Mothering Sunday) will fall three weeks before Easter Sunday on the fourth Sunday of Lent. This prominent diary date is a chance to celebrate the main women in most of our lives. It’s a chance to embrace motherhood, mothers in general, and the influence they have on us both growing up and as adults.
On the 31 March, many families will get together to rejoice. From taking mum to her favorite restaurant for brunch to sending her a bouquet of beautiful flowers or a helium balloon brandishing the words ‘you’re the best’, there are a number of ways to say Happy Mother’s Day!
The history of Mother’s Day
The modern Mother’s day began its life in the USA. It was first introduced in the early 20th century by Ann Reeves Jarvis. Her campaign to make Mother’s Day a documented holiday in the United States began in 1905. This is when she held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. To this date, the Methodist church remains home to the International Mother’s Day shine.
Today, almost every country celebrates Mothering Sunday, with many cultures and cities offering their own twist on the occasion. Some nations choose to create special pastries, flowers, and other presents, while others encourage school children to make cards and other gifts.
Regardless of what you do this Mother’s Day, it’s important to show your mum that she is appreciated. Whether you gift her time, a thoughtful card, a homemade gift, a selection of handmade chocolates or a box of beautiful blooms, don’t forget to put Sunday 31 March in your diaries!