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Happy Mother’s Day – Mothering Sunday

Happy Mother’s Day – Mothering Sunday

Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday celebrates and honours mothers, motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.


Mothering Sunday falls on the fourth Sunday in Lent, three weeks before Easter Sunday.

Traditionally, it was a day when people visited their “mother” church. However, it is now a day for honouring mothers and mothering figures of children.

Increasingly being called Mother’s Day, Mothering Sunday is very different from the typically American non-religious holiday.

Customs and Traditions

Celebrated on different days in many parts of the world, Mother’s Day tends to fall in March or May.

Traditions include giving cards, gifts and flowers; and gestures, such as cooking Sunday lunch.

During Mothering Sunday services – in some churches – children in the congregation are given a small 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.

Mother's Day Tulip Flower Bouquet
Mother’s Day Tulip Flower Bouquet (Source: pxhere)


Mother's Day can be a happy occasion, however, it can also be a difficult one. In particular, children who have lost mums, mums who have lost children, and those with estranged families.

If you find things difficult, someone is always there for you.

Samaritans is a unique charity 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. So, if you need someone to speak to, 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 Lettings logo symbolises the tiara of Wonder Woman – a superhero comic book character created by DC Comics. We’re not saying all superheroes are mums, but all mums are superheroes.

Mother’s Day Leydon Logo
Mother’s Day Leydon Logo

Wishing all you Mums a Happy Mother's Day!

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