Even though Mother’s Day is one of the most important dates in our diaries, and one that you certainly don’t want to forget, it’s tricky to keep track, especially when the day changes every year.
As a general rule, Mother’s day falls three weeks before Easter Sunday, on the fourth Sunday of Lent.
The history of Mother’s Day
Mothering Sunday and Mother’s Day both have different ancestries; although they signify the same meaning. Despite many of us celebrating the day each and every year, very few people actually know its background.
There are many stories which explain the origins of Mother’s Day, each explaining why it is celebrated. The timings of the celebrations date as far back as 250BC to the Romans period, who celebrated the mother Goddess, Cybele, every March. The ancient Greeks also hosted a similar celebration, where they would rejoice Rhea, the Mother of the Gods and Goddesses, every spring with festivals of worship.
In the UK and Ireland, it is a day to show gratitude, love, and appreciation to wonderful mums everywhere. We do this through acts of kindness and the giving of various gifts in the shape of handmade chocolates, plants, bouquets of flowers, hampers, pamper products and thoughtful cards.
In the UK, the date is always celebrated in March. However, other countries hold it on different days throughout the year. This is a result of diverse traditions and cultures, all of which have an impact on the timing of the festivities.
When is Mother’s Day in 2020 in the UK?
Mother’s Day in the UK is on Sunday 22 March 2020.
Mother’s Day Gifts – Inspiration
Forget the usual gifts and give your mum something special, such as a gourmet hamper or a box of flowers. At Serenata Flowers, you can choose from a wide range of floral arrangements and hampers specially tailored to Mother’s Day.