Re: OT - Happy Mother's Day
- From: "Joe.wakefield" <joe.wakefield@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 07:59:56 GMT
On 26/03/2007 01:34, Hugh Watkins wrote:
Roy Stockdill wrote:
From: "Joe.wakefield" >
On 25/03/2007 21:55, Alan Holmes wrote:
"Joe.wakefield" <joe.wakefield@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
On 20/03/2007 01:01, Hedley Hunnisett wrote:
In article <45fc7503$1_2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> "Maloney Empire"
Happy Mother's Day to all UK mums.
I think you mean Mothering Sunday. Mother's Day is still two
away; 13 May in fact.
Our cousins in Australia, New Zealand and Canada, have abandoned
Mothering Sunday and gone over to the American Mother's Day. We
should stick to our much older British traditions and not copy the
Mother's Day was (and still is) 9 months after Father's Day (or
should that be night). ;-)
I didn't even know there was a fathers day!
Sad, isn't it?
Indeed - That varies in different countries too.
What is this nonsense? Surely Mother's Day, Father's Day, etc, were invented by greetings card companies to further their profits.
Do they have any other purpose?
mothering sunday was an excuse to bake and eat simnel ckae on the fourth sunday of lent AKA mid lent
>> One occasion when they did get home was in the middle of Lent. Lent is the season of nearly six weeks before Easter. It begins with Ash Wednesday (the day after Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, and ends on Easter Day). During Lent, people remember the time that Jesus went in the wilderness to think about his life. He had a hard time there and was often hungry. So his followers have tried to keep Lent as a time when they lead simple lives. Sometimes they give something up or do something special for other people or try to lead a better life themselves.
But halfway through Lent comes Mothering Sunday, a day when everyone is allowed to relax and enjoy themselves. Hundreds of years ago, people celebrated by 'church-clipping' - a ceremony where people clasped hands in a great ring around the church and walked around it to show how much they loved it. In Victorian days and before, the young servant girls would be given the day off to go and show their love for their family by giving their mother a day free of work and bringing her presents. Simnel cake was one of these presents. In the north of England, Fig Pies were the traditional present. The girls took spring flowers too, tied up in to little nosegays, which were blessed in church before being presented. <<
quite an old idea really
Not so much in Yorkshire, but common in Lancashire.
How to make a Lancashire Fig Pie
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