Why is “Mother’s Day” on different days, even different months in Britain then the US? Here in the US its celebrated on the second Sunday in May. This year it falls on May 9th. Australia celebrates it then too. With their British roots I would have thought otherwise! Same with Canada. About ten years ago India jumped on the bandwagon, and yes it also shares the same date as the US. A little closer to home with Mexico, who celebrate Mums every May 10th, no matter what day of the week that falls. So what about the UK? It’s the fourth Sunday in the period of Lent! That is the period of the liturgical year leading up to Easter. Makes sense?! Perhaps this is because Mothers were celebrated back in the 1600s when we were in a more “Godly” state of mind perhaps? In fact England was the first country in the world to celebrate dear old Mum. For more on this fascinating subject check out website: http://ow.ly/1zJip.
To mothers everywhere, Good Job!