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​Mother’s Day 2022

23rd Feb 2022

​Mother’s Day 2022

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Mother’s Day 2022 will be celebrated in the UK on Sunday 27th March.

We only share this date with a few other places, including Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man, Ireland and Nigeria. Many countries celebrate Mother’s Day by showing their appreciation for the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.

But have you ever wondered why? Let us fill you in.

Who started mother's Day and why?Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia, whose mother had organised women's groups to promote friendship and health, originated Mother's Day. On May 12, 1907, she held a memorial service at her late mother's church in Grafton, West Virginia. Within five years virtually every state was observing the day, and in 1914 U.S. Pres.

Where did Mothers Day originate UK?Constance Penswick created the Mothering Sunday Movement. This was an opportunity for families to meet, as it wasn't unusual for children to start working at an early age in the UK in the early 1900's. Mothering Sunday was celebrated, the fourth Sunday in Lent. 

Why do we celebrate Mother's Day?Mother's Day is an occasion that is celebrated in various parts of the world to express gratitude, honour, and love towards mothers. The day is an event to honour mothers, acknowledge their efforts and the role of mothers in our society.

Why is Mother's Day different in Australia Versus UK?
The Mother's Day date in Australia is the same as the date observed in the United States. In the UK, Mother's Day is connected to Easter, so the date it is celebrated changes and is observed on the fourth Sunday of Lent, as stated above. This is over one month before Mother's Day in Australia. It is annually observed in Australia on the second Sunday of May, this year Mothers Day 2022 will fall on Sunday 8th May.

Other countries around the world have adapted an alternate date to celebrate Mother's Day.

Looking for a local gift provider in the UK? 
Edible Blooms have a UK-based store and online business, helping deliver your favourite gifts seamlessly.

Looking for a local gift provider in Australia? 
Edible blooms provide same-day delivery where possible for all those ex-pats in the UK wanting to send a 
Mother's Day Gift.

What's the best gift for Mother's Day?
There is no golden gift, as most Mum's would just be happy with quality time. But given everything they do and will continue to do, gifts that show intimacy are often best. From a little beauty and pampering to decadent foods and treats. We are bound to have something perfect for your Mum.

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