It is always a good idea to have work which is topical and we are fast approaching Sunday 11th March, which is Mother’s Day. Over the last few decades Mother’s Day has become very commercial, especially for card manufacturers and flower sellers. However, this was not always the case.
The ancient Greeks and Romans had festivals celebrating mother goddesses but the more recent history dates back to the 1600s. Mothering Sunday was celebrated with a prayer service in church on the fourth Sunday of Lent, which is the 40 day period leading up to Easter. Servants, apprentices and workers living away from home were encouraged to have a day off to visit their mothers.
This is a good time to think about all that mothers do and we have some great free pages on Mothering Sunday.