did you know that we have been celebrating mothering sunday since the 16Century? in the UK, mothers day always falls on the 4th sunday of Lent, which is why it never falls on the same day each year.
Mothering Sunday was also known as ‘Refreshment Sunday‘, Pudding Pie Sunday (in Surrey, England) or ‘Mid-Lent Sunday‘. It was a day in Lent when the fasting rules were relaxed, in honour of the ‘Feeding of the Five Thousand’, a story in the Christian Bible.
today, it feels like another form of commercialism and something that you ought to do because everybody else does it – i think that every day we should remember how special mothers are – their job at times is a thankless task that we all take for granted. today my children are cooking me a 5 course chinese lunch, can’t wait!
in chichicastanago, guatamala the flower girls strewn their flowers for sale on the famed church steps – the petals were used as part of the religious thanks. it was such a memorable place – its somewhere i would want to visit again.
whatever you are doing, have a lovely day!