What is Mother's Day?
Mothering Sunday, commonly known as Mother's Day, is a celebration of motherhood. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, usually in the months of March or May.
When is Mother's Day 2016 in the UK?
Mothering Sunday (Mother's Day) is always the fourth Sunday of Lent in the Christian calendar. Which is exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday and usually falls in the second half of March or the beginning of April.
In 2016 the UK will celebrate Mothering Sunday on Sunday, March 6, 2016.
Interesting facts about Mother's Day
- Mothers Day has been celebrated in the UK since at least the 16th century
- The tradition of a day to celebrate mothers can be traced back to the times of the ancient Greeks, who held festivities to honour Rhea, the mother of the gods
Make your Mum's mother's day really special
Many people make an extra special effort to visit their mother to lavish her with cards and gifts to her. Print and colour in one of our card templates from Tesco Living online and treat your mum to a handmade card she'll treasure.
Another way to spoil your mum on Mother's day is to treat her to brunch, lunch or high tea. Tesco real food can help with you great Mother's Day recipes for beautiful brunches, delicious roasts and edible gifts to really make your mum feel special.
Common Mother's Day gifts are cakes, flowers, chocolates, jewelry, and luxurious clothing. Get Mother's day gift ideas here, or try making one of your own, such as a Mother's day keepsake love jar, or get crafty and create a your mum a jewellery box from empty matchboxes.
Mum of the Year
Tesco holds the Mum of the Year awards each year to honour women who go above and beyond the call of duty to help others and are a wonderful way to recognise ordinary mums who do extraordinary things.
Originally launched in 2005 to encourage Tesco Magazine readers to nominate women they knew, the awards have grown into the glamorous, celebrity-packed event.
Is it spelt Mother's Day or Mothers' Day?
It depends on whether you are celebrating the day belonging to all mothers or just your own. At Tesco we believe it is the day in the year that belongs to your own mother and hence we spell it Mother's Day.