What is Mother's Day?
Mothering Sunday, commonly known as Mother's Day, is a celebration of motherhood. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, usually in the months of March or May.
When is Mother's Day?
Mothering Sunday (Mother's Day) is the fourth Sunday of Lent in the Christian calendar. In 2017 the UK will celebrate Mothering Sunday on Sunday, March 26, 2017.
Interesting facts about Mother's Day:
• Mothers Day has been celebrated in the UK since at least the 16th century.
• The tradition of a day to celebrate mothers can be traced back to the times of the ancient Greeks, who held festivities to honour Rhea, the mother of the gods.