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Why Do We Celebrate Mothers Day


The origins and history of Mothering Sunday

From the days of servants and maids, the Lords and Masters would give their young domestic servants a day off once a year specifically to visit their mums.

Those children who did not have a mum would have the day off to visit the church.

Children as young as 10 would be in service in those days and often travelled far from home to live at their position of employment.

It was common practice by the children to pick wild flowers on their way home to give to their mother.

Though children no longer leave home to work at such a young age and few people have a maid or servant the tradition of Mother's Day has lived on. Children show their love by giving their mother a Mothering Sunday card and present.


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