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When is Mother's Day 2020 in the UK?

Mother’s Day falls on Sunday the 22nd of March in the UK this year, exactly one week before the clocks spring forward and BST begins. Our creative team of skilful florists have been super busy getting Clare Florist’s 2020 Mother’s Day collection ready.

Wondering why the date of Mother’s Day changes every year and why it’s observed on a different date in the USA? It’s to do with Easter and Lent. To be more specific, Mother’s Day, or Mothering Sunday, is traditionally celebrated on the fourth Sunday in Lent. The origins of Mothering Sunday in this country are actually connected with religion; it was the Sunday that Christians visited their ‘mother’ church. Nowadays the holiday has more in common with its American counterpart and is seen as a celebration of mums.

As well as the UK and USA, Mother’s Day and variations on the celebration are held in a plethora of different countries on an assortment of different dates around the year. So if you need to check the date for a mum in another part of the world, our handy International Mother’s Day Dates page should be more than able to assist!

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