The Origins of Mother's Day

Mother's Day has to be THE busiest day of the year for every florist in the country. It got me thinking where did it all begin.
So as usual I "googled" it to see what I could find.....
It can be tracked back to the seventeenth century England. Mothering Sunday was the fourth Sunday in Lent. A special day when the rules of fasting and penance were put aside. Older children who were away working were allowed to return home for Mothering Sunday. Mother's were given treats of cakes and wild flower bouquets.
A special presentation of a Simnel Cake would be made although this is usually given now at Easter.
I remember when I was about 13years old (quite a while ago!) I had a Saturday job which paid me £5.00 for a Saturday sweeping hair and making coffees.
I decided to go to our local florists and buy my mum some Freesias because she had hinted that this was her favourite flower.
I was really shocked when I handed over my whole days wages and got this tiny little bunch of freesia :-(
Freesia
is still a favourite with ladies today because of its delicate scent so perhaps I will send my Mum some freesias for Mother's Day this year. Our bouquet is more than the £5.00 I paid but you do get FORTY STEMS! Freesia-1


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