Mothering Sunday is the traditional name for the day now often referred to as Mother’s Day.
People were expected to 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. Although it may be a bit commercialised now, it was always a big deal!
At one time a Simnel Cake was baked and kept for Easter.
Mother’s Day is always the fourth Sunday in Lent and this year falls on 14 March 2021.