Happy Mother’s Day – Dy’Gol an Mammow Lowen!

Mother’s Day in the UK always takes place on the fourth Sunday of Lent, to honour mothers and other mother figures, such as grandmothers, stepmothers and mother -in-laws.

Mothering Sunday originates from the 16thCentury, a time when people returned to the church, in which they were baptised or where they attended service when they were children. By creating Mother’s Day, it gave families a reason to be reunited as adults and returned to towns and villages where they grew up.

Traditionally, people fasted during Lent which is the period from Ash Wednesday until Good Friday. During the Lent fast, people did not eat sweet, rich foods or meat. However, the fast was lifted slightly on Mother’s Day.

What had originally been primarily a day of honour became associated with the sending of cards and the giving of gifts to show appreciation. Common Mother’s Day gifts are cakes, flowers, chocolates, jewellery, and luxurious clothing. Some people do not give a physical gift but choose to treat their loved one with a special meal, beauty treatment or fun outing. Our Cornish Saffron cake in a gift tin, or Cream Tea for 2 make the perfect gift to send to that special lady on Mother’s Day!


Here are some fun Mother’s Day facts:

  • A double rainbow occurs when sunlight is reflected twice inside a raindrop. If you look closely, you can see that the colours of the secondary rainbow appear in reverse order. They are said to represent a mother and her child.
  • Hollywood starlet Hedy Lamarr is often called the “mother of Wi-Fi.” She helped invent a version of the frequency-hopping system that led to the creation of GPS, Bluetooth, and wireless internet.
  • Pentheraphobia is the intense and disproportionate fear of your mother-in-law.
  • The most popular Mother’s Day purchase is a bunch of flowers, coming in at 74%.
  • In the UK, the largest annual number of telephone calls take place on Mother’s Day. Chats with mums tend to jam telephone lines, even 37% more than any other day!
  • In the vast majority of languages all over the world the word “mother” starts with the letter “m”.