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UK Mum's Day
It's one of those dates that changes each year and one that's easily forgotten without a gentle reminder.
The origins of Mother’s Day date back as early as the ancient Greek times. The ancient Greeks dedicated an annual spring festival to maternal goddesses and ancient Romans also celebrated a spring festival called Hilaria which was for a mother goddess called Cybele.
The occasion is celebrated on different dates throughout the world but here in the UK it will fall on March 26 in 2017.
In the UK Mother's Day is always the fourth Sunday of Lent, the 24-hours marks the maternal bond that exists between a mum and child - as well as other maternal figures such as grandmothers,
mothers-in-law and stepmums.
When is Mother's Day 2017?
If you want to plan something special for your mum this year then you need to note it now - Mother's Day falls on Sunday, March 26. Just two days before the new £1 coin is released. There's almost definitely no correlation there however.
Mothering Sunday is a Christian celebration, which we Brits celebrate exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday.
It has now evolved into a day of appreciation for all the maternal women in our lives.
Traditionally gifts such as flowers and chocolates are given as special thanks for all that mums do.
What are the origins of Mother's Day?
Mothering Sunday is a Christian celebration that has now become a worldwide event where we show mums how much we appreciate them.
More than 30% of Brits say their mum is the most inspirational person in their life. Mother's Day is traditionally a celebration to observe and celebrate mums, grandmothers and step-mums with flowers, breakfast in bed, gifts and cards.
As previously mentioned, Mother's Day can find its origins back in the ancient Greek times but we celebrate it today in a way which the Americans started in the early 20th Century.
More recent origins of Mothering Sunday date back to the 1600s in England when it was held on the fourth Sunday of Lent. It was originally a day for Christians to visit their 'mother church'.