Where Did Mothers Day Originate From?
Mothering Sunday, as it was originally named, dates back to the 16th century; a day during which people returned to their ‘mother church’ – either the church where they were baptised or the local parish church – to attend a special service. Through time this developed to become a day when domestic servants were permitted time off to visit their ‘mother church’, usually along with their mothers and wider family. It was especially precious as servants were not granted any other free days.
During the beginning of the twentieth century this tradition started to dwindle in Europe, but was quickly fought to reinstate. The Mothering Sunday Movement was started in the 1910s, inspired by the Mother’s Day festivities being held in the United States. By the 1950s, mother-centric celebrations were the norm across the whole of the UK, starting to feel a lot like how we now know the day to be.
Mothering Sunday Is Different To Mothers Day
Although technically, and often misunderstood, Mothering Sunday and Mother’s Day are entirely separate entities, there are strong connections between the essence of both occasions: they revolve around family, appreciation and, however young or old you may be, going home, spending time with loved ones, and celebrating your mother.
And now for the fun part – how can you treat your mum this year and really make her day?
The obligatory Sunday Roast come Mother’s Day lunch has been firmly replaced by the classic and classy Afternoon Tea. Enough to fill you up until Monday morning, increasingly-imaginatively poised sandwiches, scones, tea, cake and endless prosecco always go down well, and are a great way to get the whole family involved – who can turn down that kind of offering?!
To avoid the midday / afternoon mayhem that Mother’s Day can bring to even the most modest of cafés and restaurants, booking a table for brunch can be a novel treat for both you and your mum. Firstly, it’s lie in-friendly. (Need we say more.) But, more importantly, you can avoid the day’s usual madness by choosing to enjoy a relaxed late-morning meal before the onslaught of families for lunch and tea, and perhaps use the afternoon to leisurely walk off those bacon-topped, maple-drizzled pancakes.
Celebrate Your Mum In Style This Mothers Day
But if a meal out – no matter what time of day – feels a little tired or overdone to you; think bigger…think better… think full-day bonanza. Dallas Burston Polo Club’s Ladies Day is the perfect day out for you and your mum, with a variety of packages to suit all needs and budgets. Starting from just £40 per person, all packages include exclusive all-day access to the Clubhouse, with breakfast, lunch, live entertainment and, of course, lots of polo! Plus a VIP After-Party to satisfy even the most party-going of mumma’s.
Held on Saturday 9th June from 11 am to midnight (for those that are still standing), it’s not a case of shall you go, but what will you both wear!
For more information and to secure your tickets look here.