Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Mother’s Day today: Fun facts and traditions about Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday or Mother’s Day?

When you say ‘Mother’s Day’ you’re actually referring to the American version, although the term is widely used in Britain too. In the US, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 14 this year. 

The French celebrate Mother’s Day on the last Sunday in May, where a family dinner is the norm, and traditionally the mother being honoured is presented with a cake that looks like a bouquet of flowers.

Mother’s Day in Spain is celebrated on December 8th. Spaniards pay tribute not only to their own mothers on this day, but also to the Virgin Mary. The day includes religious celebrations across the country.”

Read more @ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/mothers-day-2017-uk-date-facts-traditions/

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