In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- During the 1600s Mothering Sunday became popular in Britain, for the most practical of reasons.
- ‘Christmas was awful for all of us and we are absolutely dreading Mothering Sunday,’ she said.
- Tomorrow is the feast day of St Piran, the patron saint of Cornwall, and Sunday is Mothering Sunday.
- Unlike Mothering Sunday, Father's Day (which is next Sunday) has no roots in Britain's history.
- Mrs MacBride said there were as many as 26 pedlars operating in the High Street before Christmas and up to ten on a busy Saturday before special occasions, such as Mothering Sunday and Easter.
- A woman has vanished after leaving her family on Mothering Sunday.
- It was later revealed the woman had been taken out for the evening by her daughter to celebrate Mothering Sunday.
- Money raised by the auction, on Mothering Sunday, will go directly to helping children in eastern Europe and Africa.
- For Mothering Sunday I went back to the small town in which I grew up.
- The original idea of Mothering Sunday on the fourth Sunday of Lent is quite charming.
- The British Mothering Sunday, an Anglican tradition, was a private activity, observed on the fourth Sunday in Lent, and associated with domestic servants and poor families gathering on a particular day.
- The first new restaurant in Devizes for some years is due to open its doors later this month, in time for Mothering Sunday.
- On Mothering Sunday, the servants were given the day off and encouraged to go spend the day with their mothers.
- Today, Mothering Sunday, is definitely that kind of special day.
- There's no doubt that Mothering Sunday is a massive commercial success.
- On Mothering Sunday the servants would have the day off and were encouraged to return home and spend the day with their mothers.
- With Mothering Sunday now less than a week away, local shopkeepers are preparing various displays and an attractive selection of goods to tempt members of the family to show their appreciation.
- According to my research, Mothering Sunday was a tradition that began in England in the 1600s to celebrate mothers.
- A week before her disappearance she had sent her mother a Mothering Sunday card, vowing to change her life.
- But, come Mothering Sunday, most mums will be pleased with a card in the post and a phone call, a lunch out with the family or a bunch of well-chosen flowers from the children.
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