Mothering Sunday History
Mothering Sunday seeks to show appreciation for mothers by showing them love and gratitude through gifts and acts of kindness. This day is believed to have been adopted from ancient Greek ceremonies in which they would worship Rhea, the mother of Gods and Goddesses. In the 16th century, Mothering Sunday was still viewed as a religious celebration. It honoured the Virgin Mary as well as mother churches. These were the main churches and cathedrals that families frequented.
Mothering Sunday was revived in 1913 by Constance Adelaide Smith. She wanted to honour mother churchers, Mother Mary, mother nature, and all the mothers of the world. This day is observed annually on the fourth Sunday in Lent.
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