A little history of Mother’s Day and some great suggestions for how to pamper your mum on Sunday 6th March!

Next Sunday is the day to tell Mum you love her! March 6th is Mother’s Day. Research shows that the USA first designated a day to celebrate mothers in the early 20th Century.

However, in old Christian Protestant and Catholic faith, the day is called Mothering Sunday, and has quite a different history to Mother’s Day. Mothering Sunday always falls exactly three weeks before Easter in the Christian calendar. This is the day when parishioners returned to the ‘Mother Church’ to worship. Normally a large church or cathedral. In larger homes, house staff were given the day off to go to church and visit family afterwards. So it became a tradition that mothers were visited and brought gifts after church.

In simpler times, suitable presents for mum could include a homemade cake or a bunch of hand-picked wild flowers. Mothering Sunday has become more frequently known as Mother’s Day in the last few decades, with the religious connotations being overtaken by the annual celebration of the lady of the family. The two events coincide on the same day.

So what will you do this Mother’s Day? We have a few ideas you might like to consider to show mum how special she really is:

Mother’s Day Dine and Pamper Weekend with Hayfield Manor. Take advantage of this fantastic two-night package for mum and a companion, to eat, sleep and dine at Cork’s 5 Star luxury hotel in the city.

Eat like a Queen at Newforge House. A luxurious dinner bed and breakfast package specially for Mum.

Mother’s Day Set Menu at Tankardstown House. Indulge Mum in the fantastic cooking of Robbie Krawczyk at Brabazon Restaurant at this magnificent country house.