Happy Mother’s Day to the UK moms, family, friends and followers today!
In United States and many parts of the world celebrate Mother’s day annually on the second Sunday in May each year.
However, in the United Kingdom, their version of the holiday, called “Mothering Sunday” is linked to the Christian Lenten calendar and is acknowledged on the fourth Sunday during the period of Lent, when people typically give up things like certain foods or bad habits for the days leading up to Easter.
And because Easter is linked to the lunar calendar which changes every year, UK’s Mother’s day changes annually too!
Mothering Sunday is a celebration held to honor mothers and maternal figures.
The day has evolved into an occasion for kids to honor and give presents to their hardworking moms.
In America, Anna Jarvis, campaigned for a May date in memory of her own mom – who had died that month, which was formally adopted by President Wilson in 1914.
Many other countries have since adopted America’s date.Over 9 million people have enjoyed Bellyitch's Award-winning Celeb "bumpwatch" pregnancy and parenting blog. Trying to Conceive? Download our FREE Fertility 100 ebook. Hunting for Top Maternity or Kids Brands? Our Bellyitch 100 is the free resource for you. Baby Shower Shopping? Check out out Top Picks on Amazon or our Gift Guides.