Mothering Sunday

Sunday 15 March 2015
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Mothering Sunday ( Mother’s Day)

Mothering Sunday has been celebrated in the UK on the fourth Sunday in Lent since at least the 16th century. Mothering Sunday in the UK is the equivalent of Mother’s Day in many other countries.

Dates that Mothering Sunday fall in the next few years…

2015 Mothering Sunday – Sunday, March 15, 2015
2016 Mothering Sunday – Sunday, March 06, 2016
2017 Mothering Sunday – Sunday, March 26, 2017
2018 Mothering Sunday – Sunday, March 11, 2018
2019 Mothering Sunday – Sunday, March 31, 2019

Mothering Sunday is a chance to say thanks for all the things our mothers do for us and is always the fourth Sunday of Lent. Most countries use the United States date of the second Sunday in May while others choose 8 March which is International Women’s Day. Mothers Day in America is in May and does not change months from year to year like Mothering Sunday does in England.

Celebrating Mothering Sunday in the United Kingdom

The equivalent of Mother’s Day in many other countries is Mothering Sunday in the United Kingdom. This is the most special day for celebrating the life and love which mothers give to their children.

When is Mothering Sunday?

The date of Mothering Sunday always changes since it is relative to other holidays on the calendar of the United Kingdom. Mothering Sunday is always held on the 4th Sunday of the Lent season. This corresponds with Mothering Sunday in the United Kingdom being three weeks before Easter Sunday. This places the date of Mothering Sunday in the UK around the middle of March or so.

Celebrations in the United Kingdom

Many families in the UK celebrate the holiday with traditional parties and events. One of these includes the baking and service of special cakes given to mothers. Children often wake up early on the morning of Mothering Sunday in order to have enough time to prepare for the baking and preparation of the cake in order to make it as fresh as possible.

While some families really enjoy keeping the celebration classic like this, others have modernised it to the point of it being similar to other holidays on the UK calendar. This means that children may be able to take their mothers out to dinner or lunch as part of the celebrations. In addition, shopping together has become a fun activity for many mothers to do with their children.