MyHeritage wishes all Irish and English moms a beautiful mother's day.
In the United Kingdom and Ireland, Mothering Sunday falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent, three weeks before Easter Sunday. It is believed to fall on this day because in the 16th century there was a Christian practice of visiting one's mother's church annually, which meant that most mothers would be reunited with their children on this day. Historians believe that young apprentices and young women in servitude were released by their masters that weekend in order to visit their families.
Whereas for many people the religious significance may have been lost by now, the appreciation of one's mother has not faded. One would only have had to be around London this weekend where many Londoners were on their way with flowers in hand to visit their mother, to see that the tradition is alive and well!
We hope you will have a chance to be with your mother this Sunday, whether that is online or offline.
And for moms in other countries...see you in May!