For those of you living in the UK and Ireland, it’s Mother’s Day, a.k.a. Mothering Sunday. Just so you don’t get confused, here’s everything you need to know about Mother’s Day 2016!
Different countries celebrate Mother’s Day at different times. For people living in the UK and Ireland, March 6 is Mothering Sunday. To get you up to speed on all things about Mother’s Day (and Mothering Sunday), HollywoodLife.com has rounded up 5 key things you need to know!
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1. When is Mother’s Day 2016?
If you live in the United States, Mother’s Day always falls on May 8. If you live in United Kingdom and Ireland, you celebrate this day for moms on the fourth Sunday of Lent, three weeks before Easter Sunday.
2. Is it Mothering Sunday or Mother’s Day?
What most people know as Mother’s Day is called Mothering Sunday in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Mothering Sunday always falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent. Constance Smith came up with Mothering Sunday. She founded the Mothering Sunday Movement, according to The Telegraph.
3. Who founded Mother’s Day?
In the United States, American activist Anna Jarvis campaigned for an official date to honor mothers. President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official in 1914. In Britain, Constance Smith became inspired by Anna and pushed for the day to be observed in England. She founded the Mothering Sunday Movement and wrote The Revival of Mothering Sunday in 1920. Mothering Sunday became popular in Britain during World War II. By the 1950s, Mothering Sunday was widely celebrated in Britain.
4. When do other countries celebrate Mother’s Day?
France usually celebrates Mother’s Day on the last Sunday in May. Mother’s Day in Spain is on Dec. 8. Mexico celebrates Mother’s Day on May 10.
5. What does Mother’s Day mean?
Mother’s Day is a day for celebrating all things mom. Most of the time, children bestow their moms with presents and cards to thank them for everything they’ve done. It’s also a celebration of other maternal figures in your life, including grandmothers.
HollywoodLifers, are you celebrating Mother’s Day today? Let us know!