All about Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is celebrated all over the world, with many countries having a fixed date to mark the occasion… but not the UK. Every year Mother's Day falls on a different date; sometimes early March, other times late March, but why? Could it be a plot created by mums to keep children on their toes? Read on to discover why, in the UK, we like to mix Mother's Day dates up.
Mothering Sunday History
In the UK, Mothering Sunday falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent - exactly 3 weeks before Easter Day. Traditionally, it was a day when people would visit their 'mother church' (the place they had been baptised, or their local place of worship.) Anyone who did this was said to have 'gone a' mothering'. The Mothering Sunday tradition we know today started to emerge when domestic servants were granted leave on this day to do the same. Because this was the only time they were allowed off during the year, it made going ‘a ‘mothering’ the ideal opportunity for families to get together.
Mothering Sunday Flowers
Eventually, the religious tradition evolved to resemble the day we celebrate today, where children give a gift to their mother. In the Victorian times, servants would traditionally pick flowers on the way home to visit mum, which is why the link between Mother's Day and flowers remains so strong today.
So next time you’re unsure when to send your mum flowers, simply count 3 weeks back from Easter day.
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
For those who wish to steer clear of pastel shades. This vibrant bouquet is great value and sure to put a spring in her step! Hot pink ranunculus mingle with yellow freesia, fragrant blue hyacinth, purple tulips and stunning orange roses to create a glorious display.
Another unique colour combination for those who don't do pure pink. The gentle purple, lilac, pink and white colour scheme creates dreamy pastel feel. Full of the most exquisite seasonal blooms and hand-prepared by a local florist, this dazzling bouquet is sure to make her day.
This florist choice mix of the finest, most vibrant stems will be hand-made and hand-delivered by our local florist. The image shown is for illustration purposes and may vary.
Simply gorgeous. Which do you think your mum will adore?