Mothering Sunday 14th March

Mothering Sunday in the UK is the equivalent of Mothers' Day in other countries.
It is a time when children pay respect to their Mothers. Children often give their Mothers a gift and a card.
Many churches give the children in the congregation a little bunch of spring flowers to give to their Mothers as a thank you for all their care and love throughout the year.
Mothering Sunday (Mother's Day) is always the fourth Sunday of Lent.

Mothering Sunday in UK in 2010 - 14 March
(Mother's Day in US in 2010 - 9 May)

Mothering Sunday is not a fixed day because it is always the middle Sunday in Lent (which lasts from Ash Wednesday to the day before Easter Sunday). This means that Mother's Day in the UK will fall on different dates each year and sometimes even fall in different months.

Mothering Sunday has been celebrated in the UK on the fourth Sunday in Lent since at least the 16th century.

Mother's Day
In recent times Mothering Sunday has in Britain taken on the name and character of the US Mother's Day. The original meaning of Mothering Sunday is often unknown, although people are aware that it always falls in the middle of the Christian festival of Lent.