Mother's Day, also known as Mothering Sunday...

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Mother's Day, also known as Mothering Sunday, is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent in the UK and Ireland. In Ireland, it is celebrated on the same day as the rest of the UK.

10 March 2024
In the United Kingdom and Ireland, Mother's Day is also known as Mothering Sunday and falls on 10 March 2024. This date is also celebrated unofficially in Nigeria. Those of you tuned into the Christian calendar may recognise this as the fourth Sunday of Lent, and this is no coincidence.

This day is dedicated to showing appreciation for the maternal figures in our lives, whether it be our own mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers, or any other motherly figure we hold dear.

Mothering Sunday has its origins in the Christian Church, where it was originally a day to honour the Virgin Mary. However, over time, it has evolved into a day to honour mothers and maternal figures. The tradition of Mothering Sunday was revived in the UK in the early 20th century, and it has since become a popular holiday celebrated with gifts, cards, and special meals.

In Ireland, Mother's Day is celebrated with much enthusiasm and love. Children often present their mothers with flowers, chocolates, and cards, and families typically gather for a special meal. It is also common for children to make handmade gifts for their mothers as a way to show their love and appreciation.

The day is not only celebrated in homes but also in schools, where children participate in various activities to honour their mothers. They make cards and crafts, recite poems, and even perform songs to express their gratitude towards their mothers.

Many restaurants and cafes offer special Mother's Day menus, and various events are organized nationwide to celebrate the day. In some cities, there are parades and carnivals; in others, there are concerts and exhibitions.

In conclusion, Mother's Day is a special day to honour and celebrate the mothers and maternal figures in our lives. It is a day to show them how much we appreciate their love, care, and sacrifices. In Ireland, it is celebrated with much love and enthusiasm, and it is a day cherished by all.

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