Used to Be Called Mothering Sunday from 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Mother’s Day

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Mother’s Day

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Used to Be Called Mothering Sunday

While the modern American Mother’s Day didn’t evolve until years later, the most clear precursor to the holiday was the Christian celebration of “Mothering Sunday.” In the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, Mothering Sunday fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent, where parishioners would return to their “mother” church.