Happy Mother’s Day – Mothering Sunday
14 Mar 2021
Mother’s Day, or Mothering Sunday is a day to celebrate and honour the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society.
Mothering Sunday falls on the fourth Sunday in Lent. This is three weeks before Easter Sunday.
Once observed as a day on which people would visit their “mother” church. It has since become an occasion for honouring the mothers of children as well as the giving of gifts.
Increasingly being called Mother’s Day, Mothering Sunday is very different from the typically American non-religious holiday.
Customs and Traditions
Celebrated on various different days, in many parts of the world, Mother’s Day tends to fall in the months of March or May.
Traditions include the giving of cards, gifts and flowers, as well as gestures such as cooking Sunday lunch and alike.
During Mothering Sunday services, in some churches, children in the congregation are given a little bunch of spring flowers to give to their mothers. These flowers are typically daffodils, or tulips, which are usually in season in the UK at this time of year.
While it may be a happy occasion for some, it can also be a difficult time for others. In particular children who have lost mum’s, mum’s who have lost children and those with estranged families.
If you are finding things difficult, then someone is always there for you.
Samaritans is a unique charity that is dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide. They’re available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and nothing is considered too big, or too small to talk about. So if you just need someone to speak to, then someone is always there to listen.
You can call Samaritans for free, any time, from any phone, on 116 123.
The Mother’s Day / Leydon Logo
The Leydon logo symbolises the tiara of Wonder Woman, a superhero comic book character created by DC Comics. We’re not saying all superheroes are mum’s, but all mum’s are superheroes.
Wishing all you Mum’s out there a very special day!