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Mothers' Day - Mothering Sunday

image; primrosesMothers' Day in UK is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in the month of Lent and as a result does not fall on the same date as Mothers Day in the US or some other countries.

18 March 2012 6 March 2016
10 March 2013 26 March 2017
30 March 2014 11 March 2018
15 March 2015 31 March 2019

The UK Mothers Day is traditionally known as known as Mothering Sunday. The tradition of celebrating Mothers Day began much earlier in England than it started in USA. In fact England was the first country in the world to dedicate a day for mothers as early as 1600s.

Follow this link to read more about Mothering Sunday in the UK
http://projectbritain.com/easter/mothers.htm

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Lent

Mothering Sunday

Simnel Cake - traditional Mothers Day cake

Should Mothering Sunday now be called Mother's Day?

When is Mothers Day celebrated in other countries

 

On this Day also .....

14 March 1879: Albert Einstein was born (14 March 1879–18 April 1955)
Einstein was a mathematician and physicist who is widely regarded as one of the most influential scientists of all time.

In 1933 the world's most famous scientist was taken into hiding in Norfolk England. Can you think why he might have needed to hide?

Hitler's rise to power in Germany meant it was a worrying time for Jews across the world, including Albert Einstein.

Nanakshahi - Sikh New Year (Sikh)
The Sikh calendar is called the Nanakshahi Calendar and takes its name from Guru Nanak, who founded Sikhism. It is the first day of Chet, the first month of the Sikh calendar. The Sikh New Year always falls on 14 March.

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Sikh Religion

Multifaith Calendar

 

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