Happy Mother's Day to all the Mum's in England and Europe
I am so lucky to have such lovely Sons and although I live in America ..I am British so my Son's celebrate England's Mother's Day with me.
They send me all of these gorgeous flowers.
56 Tulips in Yellow, Orange and a beautiful Purple
10 gorgeous Sunflowers as well.
Each Sunflower came with it's head carefully wrapped to keep it safe for it's journey to me.
I had such fun arranging them in 6 different containers
For me to enjoy in several rooms around the house
Did you know the original UK event once had nothing to do with our mums at all?
In the UK, we have had Mothering Sunday since the 16th century.
It fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent and had originally been in honour of the Saint John Climacus.
On Mothering Sunday, people returned to their mother church - the main church or cathedral in the area. In addition, it's said that the services often focused on Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Household servants were also given the day off to attend the service with their family.
However, this religious tradition had started to fade away by the early 20th century.
And then, during the Second World War , when American and British troops lived and fought alongside each other, the UK’s Mothering Sunday and the USA’s Mother’s Day began to blend into one event.
The US version was very different. It was started by a prominent churchgoer called Anna Jarvis, who came up with the idea at a Sunday school lesson in 1876 and held the first one as a memorial ceremony for her late mother in 1908.
She trademarked the phrase Mother’s Day in 1912 and then campaigned to make this an officially recognised annual event. It was declared a national holiday in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson and is held on the second Sunday in May every year.
She was not happy, however, with the commercialisation of the event into a way of selling chocolates, cards and flowers.
Although the UK has adopted America’s emphasis on the celebration of mothers and the name of the occasion, it has kept the date of the old Mothering Sunday.
It is held on a different day in America, so don't get the two mixed up.
America's Mothering Sunday in 2017 will be held on Sunday, May 14.
There are different dates in other countries
I have included this photo below.
It has nothing to do with Mother's Day .
But I thought you might like to see it ..
I just LOVE it
On the roundabouts in the middle of the roads in France they mainly have fantastic displays for you to see ..each village has it's own.
Roundabouts are ways to control the traffic including their speeds ..
England has lots of them.
Thanks for Popping by
Happy Mother's Day
This Milk Jug vase was a thrift store find for 0.99c
It was meant for these Sunflowers don't you think ?