Mother's day 2023 and in 2024 year
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|2023||19 March||Sunday||Mother's day||National Holiday|
|2024||10 March||Sunday||Mother's day||National Holiday|
Mother’s Day is as well-referred as Mothering Sunday. It often takes place on the fourth Sunday of Lent, which is three weeks before Easter Sunday. Hence, it usually falls in the second half of March or early April yearly.
Is Mother’s Day a Public Holiday?
Mother’s Day is not recognized as a public holiday in United Kingdom. As this day is celebrated always on Sunday most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in all United Kingdom.
What to do on Mother’s Day?
Mother’s Day is simply known as a day meant for honoring mothers such as grandmothers, stepmothers, and mothers-in-law. As it is a day to appreciate the love of mothers, their children or people do different things to try and return this love to their mothers. Some of the ways people do this are paying a loving visit to the mother, getting or sending her presents as cards and gifts, or treating her to brunch, lunch or high tea in a cafe, restaurant or hotel. An essential part of Mother’s Day is giving cards and gifts. Common Mother’s Day gifts are mostly cakes, flowers, chocolates, jewelry, and expensive clothing. Specially decorated with other Day cakes are available in many stores. However, some people do not give a physical gift but choose to treat their mother or grandmother to a special meal, beauty treatment, or fun outing. Even though it is understood that schools primary and secondary institution does not officially consider D-day for a holiday, but there are activities which yet shows they have good interest in it. So, in the days and weeks before Mother’s Day, many schools, Sunday schools, and children’s organizations help their pupils in preparing a handmade card or gift to present their mothers at home.
Mother’s Day is not a bank holiday in the United Kingdom. Therefore, public transport services run their usual Sunday routine. Cafes, restaurants, and hotels might be fully booked a long time ahead, as many people treat their mother to a special meal on Mother's Day. Those wishing to eat in a restaurant on Mother’s day may need to reserve a table in advance to avoid getting to these places, but finding out all have been exhausted.
Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday was in the first placer a time when people returned to the church, in which they were baptized or where they attended church services when they were children. This would then lead to a reunion of once-upon-a-time childhood friends who have returned as adults to the towns or villages where they grew up. This would enable them to help and create a nostalgic atmosphere among these people. Later on, it became customary for young people who were working as servants in large houses, to be given a holiday on Mothering Sunday. They could use this day to visit their mother and would often take a gift of food or hand-me-down clothing from their employers to her. In turn, this moved towards the modern holiday, on which people still visit and take gifts to their mothers.
Traditionally, Lent is the period from Ash Wednesday until Good Friday; people observed a fast during Lent. During the Lent fast, people would not eat from sweet, rich foods or meat. However, the fast Simnel cake was prepared to be eaten with their family on Mothering Sunday as the fast, later on, was slightly lifted on the same day. What is a Smmel cake? A Simnel cake is a light fruit cake covered with a layer of marzipan and with a layer of marzipan baked into the middle of the cake. Conventionally, Simnel cakes are decorated with 11 or 12 balls of marzipan, representing the 11 disciples and, sometimes, Jesus Christ. Although, one legend emphasizes that the cake was named after Lambert Simnel, who worked in the kitchens of Henry VII of England sometime around the year 1500.