Let’s talk about: Mother’s Day!

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This Sunday it will be Mother’s Day in many countries around the world! Although, not in the UK where Mother’s Day is celebrated in March (on the second Sunday of the month).

In the UK the history of Mother’s Day goes back hundreds of years, all the way to the 1300s! Although back then it is thought that people celebrated at the church where they were baptised. It wasn’t until the 1700-1800s that things changed and people began to celebrate their own mother’s instead!

In modern times the greeting card industry makes a fortune and it is very common for families to gather together and take their mother out to a restaurant for a meal. For gifts, most people buy their mothers chocolate and flowers, even though the prices of both skyrocket!

Another common occurrence is for young children to bring their mother’s breakfast in bed, usually something simple like eggs and toast. Unfortunately for the mother, she MUST eat it and also look as if she is enjoying it, no matter how badly burnt the toast is!

What are the traditions in your country? and do you have anything nice planned for your mother this weekend? We’d love to hear from you! 

Useful vocabulary:

baptise – to make someone officially a member of the Christian Church in a service of baptism.

greeting card – a card containing a message of good wishes, usually sent to someone to celebrate an event such as a birthday.

industry – the companies and activities involved in the process of producing goods for sale.

fortune – a large amount of money.

skyrocket – to rise extremely quickly or make extremely quick progress towards success.

occurrence – something that happens.

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