Ever heard Mother’s Day called Mothering Sunday? Well, that’s what it used to be called.
In the UK during the 1600s Mother’s Day fell on the fourth Sunday of Lent. Most children worked away from home from the tender age of 11 years back then but they would be allowed to return to their families on this day. They’d pick flowers for their mum on the way and present them to her on Mothering Sunday.
Although a global celebration, Mother’s Day is not the same in every corner of the world. While the UK celebrates it in March, many other countries hold their celebrations in May while Yugoslavia mark the occasion in December! In total, 50 different countries celebrate the day.