Mother's Day, also known as 'Mothering Sunday', marks the special day for honouring mothers. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May.
The origins of Mother’s Day date back as early as the ancient Greek times. The ancient Greeks dedicated an annual spring festival to maternal goddesses and ancient Romans also celebrated a spring festival called Hilaria which was for a mother goddess called Cybele.
More recent origins of Mothering Sunday date back to the 1600s in England when it was held on the fourth Sunday of Lent. It was originally a day for Christians to visit their 'mother church'. It was also traditionally a day off for servants, who could use it to return home and visit their mothers, since they wouldn't get to see them during the rest of the year, on average.
It’s common nowadays for children to give their mother a gift or flowers, a card, and a break from household chores.
We always have plenty of ideas for gifts for mothers here at Top Banana Antique Mall and we are open every day including Mothering Sunday.
In the UK this year Mothering Sunday is on 31st March.