Mother’s Day Gifts and a bit of history!
Mother’s Day, or Mothering Sunday as it is known by some, is
celebrated in many countries around the world and on many different dates. In
Ireland (and indeed the UK) it traditionally falls exactly 3 Sundays before
Easter Sunday - this year, that's Sunday the 10th March 2013.
Although there are many different ideas and histories behind the idea of this celebration, it is thought that the most likely origin for this special day was in the 16th century when families would gather at their ‘mother church’ on the fourth Sunday of Lent. This became special event in that, for many people, it was an occasion for them to meet and gather with other family members that they would otherwise normally not see, due to work or other reasons.
Today the tradition continues and is mostly a day when children show their love and appreciation for their mothers by giving them gifts, cards, flowers or similar presents.