News Tagged ‘Mothers Day’
It’s Mother’s Day this weekend and most of us are busy trying to source something rather special for someone so dear in our lives.
The bespoke and beautifully packed teas of Château Rouge could well be the answer. Sold directly from the site or at some of London’s chicest stores including Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge, they are also a great buy for the big day on Sunday.
But presents aside what do we really know about Mother’s Day?
The modern-day Mother’s Day is celebrated throughout the world – albeit not all at the same time. The origins are not entirely certain but it is believed that it may have routes in ancient Greece from the custom of mother worship.
The festival of Cybele – mother of Greek gods – was celebrated in March around this region but later found its way to Rome.
This is one belief. The Europeans have had a very old tradition of Mothering Sunday – as the name suggests honouring motherhood on a specific Sunday.
Catholic and Anglican calendars marked the fourth Sunday in Lent to honour the Virgin Mary and workers were given that day off to presumably visit their mother church.
Whatever the origin of Mother’s Day, with only one day to go, you don’t have too much time sourcing the most special of gifts.