Sunday, April 3, 2011

Happy Mothering Sunday!

Happy Mothering Sunday to all the mums in the UK

Today is Mothering Sunday in the UK. It's not the same as Mother's Day in the USA (which is celebrated on the second Sunday in May) because it started as a religious holiday here and it is still connected to Easter. Mothering Sunday always falls on the 4th Sunday in Lent in the UK.

It's noticeable though that the greeting cards and adverts here are increasingly referring to "Mothering Sunday" as "Mother's Day" here in the UK.

I've selected two clips to show in honour of mother's everywhere. The first one is a montage of scenes with Sally Field as Nora the devoted mother in the (excellent!) TV show, "Brothers and Sisters":

and a trailer from a movie called Mother, starring Debbie Reynolds:

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