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Treat Your Mum It's Mother's Day!
Jan Harris, Assistant Editor
It's Mother's Day so don't forget to treat your Mum and thank her for being there for you.

What is a Mother?

A mother is someone who loves you and cares for you in every way.

When celebrated

This year Mother's Day (or its correct title 'Mothering Sunday') in the UK falls on Sunday 11 March 2018). It is the day in the year when we can all spoil that special person in our lives - our Mothers.

Mother's Day is celebrated worldwide in over 40 countries but on different days in other parts of the world. Most commonly it is celebrated during the months of March or May.

Giving flowers for Mother's Day!
Why celebrate?

It is the time to show our mothers or even grandmothers, step-mums or whoever takes the maternal role in our lives that we love them and want to spend time with them, showering them with love and gifts. Show your mum just how much she means to you this Mother's Day.

Mind you it is the thought that counts and not the cost of the gift. Most mothers just like to be appreciated and it is simply good just to spend some time together. Research has shown that men tend to spend more on their mothers for Mother's Day compared to other days in the year.

History of Mothering Sunday

Like most traditions or festivities it began with a religious purpose. People used to visit their 'mother' church - the main church in the family's area. This united the family and made it a celebration.

Children and workers who were working away were given the day off to visit their family and see their mothers. It is thought the children picked wild flowers on the way, thus establishing the tradition of giving a bouquet of flowers, which is still recognised today.

Mothering Sunday is held on the fourth Sunday of Lent and is exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday and usually falls in the second half of March or early April.

So don't forget to wish your Mum a Happy Mother's Day!

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Treat Your Mum It's Mother's Day!, 10th March 2018, 23:00 PM