Sunday, 22 March 2009

It’s Mothering Sunday – Happy Mother’s Day

Who ever you are, wherever you are, or what ever you are doing – My best wishes to you, today this Mothering Sunday.





The origin of Mothering Sunday can be traced back to the 1600s when in England people traditionally visited their nearest parish church or "Daughter Church" on every Sunday. In the 1600s, many children after the age of ten left their homes for jobs as apprentices or domestic servants. It was considered important that these children be allowed to visit their home and mother church once a year. So, in the middle of Lent the children were given leave by their employers to visit their "Mother Church" or Cathedral of their hometown. These children on their visit to their homes brought along gifts, flowers and special cakes for their mothers. These visits gradually became a time for family reunions and so eventually this holiday, once meant for the return to the Mother Church, was stretched to include all mothers and was named as Mothering Sunday.
A Happy Mothering Sunday to Mothers everywhere!









2 Speak To Me:

Lea on 22 March 2009 at 20:48 said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too. :)


Desert Rose on 23 March 2009 at 07:45 said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too :)