Mothering Sunday is the traditional name for Mother’s Day.
Folk would attend the largest church in their area on this day, their ‘mother’ church, and were said to have gone ‘mothering’.
Domestic servants and apprentices were given the day off (maybe the only one in the year!) to go and visit their mothers. So, although it may be a bit commercialised now, it has always been a big deal.
Mother’s Day is always the fourth Sunday in Lent.
At one time a Simnel cake was baked and kept for Easter. What restraint!