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Mothers day

The origins and dates of Mother’s Day vary from country to country.

In Ireland and England it was originally the day when people returned to their ‘Mother Church’, and was known as Mothering Sunday and is still celebrated on the last Sunday in Lent.

In Spain Mother’s Day used to be celebrated on December 8th, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, but today, as in many countries, commerce has taken over where religion left off and nowadays Mother‘s Day is a fiesta of spending and splurging.

So does the day really mean anything to mothers and their families any more?
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Susanne, Bristol

In former days Mothering Sunday in England was more a religious act, now it is just  commerce. But they still give flowers to the ladies in church and I like this part of the tradition. All the rest is just an American nonsense.



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