Mothering Sunday 2018 is on Tuesday, March 13, 2018: please can anybody tell me the origin of mothering sunday.?
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 is Mothering Sunday 2018. Mothering Sunday is a Christian holiday celebrated throughout Europe that falls on the 4th Sunday in Lent.
Mothering Sunday is a Christian holiday celebrated throughout Europe that falls on the 4th Sunday in Lent.
The history of Mothering Sunday is that on most Sundays in the year churchgoers would worship at their nearest parish or "daughter church".
In olden times it was considered important for people to return to their home or "mother" church at least once a year. So each year in the middle of Lent, everyone would visit their "mother" church.
As the return to the "mother" church became an occasion for family reunions when children who were working away from home returned. (It was quite common in those days for children to leave home to work in service from ten years of age.)
The majority of historians think that it was this return to the "Mother" church which led to the tradition of children, particularly those working as domestic servants, or as apprentices, being given the day off to visit their mother and family.
This special day has now become a time when people give thanks to their mothers and offers an opportunity to express both love and thanks for the work that they do.
Mothers day on sunday?
For the Americans here: Mothering Sunday in the UK is March 18th. We in the UK know that you Americans celebrate this day at a different time to us in the UK but we don't castigate you for doing so. Please don't castigate us if you see answers here saying that Mothering Sunday is on 18th March. Have respect for us!
I think you should still have the dinner and celebrate the life of the one you have lost (Sorry to hear your news). Let it celebrate what we all have in life - Mothers! Yes I agree it might be sad but you need to see things in the light they are. Have a great day and try not to shed too many tears :(
When is mothers day? This Sunday????
Mother's Day in the United States is this Sunday. May 14th.