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Mothering Sunday - what it's all about.

Mothering Sunday - what it's all about.
By Heather 9 years ago

Mothering Sunday

Flowers make the perfect gift for Mothering Sunday and we've got some beautiful British grown blooms to make up into Bouquets and Posies for you to give.

Mothering Sunday was also known as 'Refreshment Sunday' because the fasting rules for Lent were relaxed, in honour of the 'Feeding of the Five Thousand', from the Bible.

No one seems sure on how the idea of Mothering Sunday began. However, it is known that on this day, around four hundred years ago, people made a point of visiting their nearest big church (the Mother Church). People who visited their mother church would say they had gone "a mothering."

Young British girls and boys 'in service' (maids and servants) were only allowed one day to visit their family each year. This was usually Mothering Sunday. Often the housekeeper or cook would allow the maids to bake a cake to take home for their mums. Sometimes a gift of eggs; or flowers from the garden (or hothouse) was allowed. Flowers were traditional, as the young girls and boys would have to walk home to their village, and could gather them on their way home through the meadows.

Mothering Sunday is always the fourth Sunday of Lent, so this year the date to remember is 3rd April if you would like to thank your own mum for what she has done for you.