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Every year in spring time the majority of us will buy our mums a present to celebrate Mothers Day. Traditionally flowers are given to Mums and Grandmas but have you ever stopped to think how this tradition came to be?
Laetare Sunday (the fourth Sunday of lent) was traditionally a day of relaxation from normal Lenten rigours; a day of hope with Easter at last within sight, also servants were released from service for the day to visit their mother church (home/local church)
When young people in service were given this rare day off just as the wild spring flowers were beginning to bloom, they would be collected as they waked home and given to their Mother's whilst they were home to attend church. This would become an annual custom and would eventually be what we know as Mothering Sunday/Mothers Day.
Other countries would come to adopt this practice but most European countries and the United States celebrate in May. However Great Britain has stuck to our heritage and it remains a religious holiday - which is why it changes date from year to year, unlike father's day which is always the third Sunday in June.
So treat your Mum to some beautiful flowers this year and keep the tradition alive!
Oopsie Daisy Flowers offers beautiful bouquets and arrangements from £15 with FREE delivery in Carlisle and surrounding areas.
Call Kimberley on 01228317270 or order online at oopsiedaisyflowers.co.uk