What and when is Mother’s Day?
Mother’s Day, also sometimes called mothering Sunday, is a celebration honouring mothers all around the world. Although it is always on a Sunday, the exact date varies from year to year, as well as from country to country. Traditionally the day was celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent and was celebrated by returning to the church in your hometown or ‘mother-church’ for a special service. It was common for servants to have the day off and pick some flowers on their way back to their hometowns. Nowadays, it is considered a secular holiday to show our appreciation to mothers all over the world, even though it is still celebrated on the fourth Sunday in Lent.
Mother’s Day in Ireland
Mother’s Day is not only a day to celebrate mums, but also stepmothers, mothers-in-law, grandmothers or any maternal figure. It is common to spoil your mum on this day with breakfast in bed, a meal out, a card with loving quotes inside, flowers, chocolates and other gift ideas. At schools, children make cards and other crafts to gift their mothers with. If you can’t be with your mother on day, it is common to call and share your Mother’s Day wishes with her.
Mother’s Day offers
Large retail chains such as Lidl, SuperValu, Oriflame or Joyce's issue special Mother’s Day catalogues and discount leaflets to give you some ideas of what to buy. Other than cards, the best-selling products are chocolates, flowers and perfumes. Children living abroad choose to order cards and flowers online to wish their mothers a happy Mother’s Day and have them delivered.
Mother’s Day shopping
My-leaflet.ie offers you an overview of the best offers and discounts via the leaflets issued by your favourite shops. Don’t leave everything until the last minute and have a look at what is on offer.