Mother's day With Mother’s day around the corner we’ve taken a closer look at how we and some other countries celebrate. In the UK, Mother’s day also called Mothering Sunday is always celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent. The tradition goes way back to 16th century when poor children were given a day off work to go home and honour the Virgin Mary at their “mother church”. Children would pick flowers and back cakes called Simnel Cakes. These days, most families celebrate by giving gifts, flowers and spending time with their mums.
Fête des mères was first honoured by Napoleon who wanted mothers of large families to be rewarded, and then during the first world war mothers of...