Wednesday, 17 Apr 2024

When is Mother’s Day 2019 in the UK? Why is it always celebrated on a Sunday?

Why is Mother’s Day always celebrated on a Sunday?

In the UK Mother’s Day is also referred to as Mothering Sunday.

This tradition has less to do with our own mother, and more to do with our “mother” church.

In the 16th century Christians would visit the church they went to as a child on the fourth Sunday of Lent.

Lent is the 40-day fasting period leading up to Easter.

Beginning on Ash Wednesday, some people give up something, such as sugar, for the 40 days before Easter.

Even though Mother’s Day has its roots in religion, the day is used by many without any religious association – but the day has stuck.

Many just use it as a day to spoil their mums.

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