Celebrating Mother’s Day
As with a lot of things, what we today know as Mother’s Day actually bears very little resemblance to its origin. It was a Christian celebration, known as Mothering Sunday which was actually a celebration of the mother church rather than celebrating being a mother. Families would visit their church on this particular Sunday (the fourth after Lent) and it became a kind of reunion for those that had family in service and whom they didn’t see for much of the rest of the year. This changed with the American influence in the early 1900s after Anna Jarvis pushed for a ‘Mother’s Day’ in celebration of mothers and the commercialisation of this day spread from then on.
Mother's Day Around the World
Though countries throughout the world celebrate this day at different times, it’s usually in Spring. In the UK we have continued to celebrate it on the fourth Sunday after Lent whilst in many countries, such as Australia and the Philippines it falls on the second Sunday in May. One thing’s for sure, whenever or wherever it is, good-old commercialism has got its hands on it and made it into big business for some – just look at the price of flowers over this weekend !
In Need of Inspiration?
So, if you’re stuck for ideas of how to spoil your mum this Mother’s Day, look no further.
Or, how about spoiling your mum and making her a sweet treat? We've chosen some of our favourites below. Our Raspberry Bakewell is an absolute winner all round and is gluten and lactose free and can be made vegan, too. It doesn’t take long to make, smells divine when cooking, looks appealing and is mouthwateringly tasty! All ages will love making this.....
Or How About These Baked Chocolate Doughnuts
Alternatively, if Mum in your house is a bit of a chocoholic but is trying to be good, these gluten and lactose free doughnuts could be the answer to her (and your) prayers.
Peanut Butter Bites
Happy Mother’s Day from all at Lucy Bee X
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