The true reason behind Mother’s Day

The true reason behind Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day – celebrated across the globe with sons and daughters taking the opportunity to honour their mums and thank them for everything they do. Falling on the fourth Sunday of lent, Mothering Sunday is a day when children give presents, flowers and cards to their mums.

However, traditionally in the UK, it was a day when children, mainly daughters, who had gone to work as domestic servants were given a day off to visit their mother and family.

Mother’s Day can even be traced right back to our good old friends, the Ancient Romans. They too celebrated with a spring festival, called Hilaria (meaning “the cheerful ones”). The festivities were dedicated to a mother goddess called Cybele and lasted three whole days! All kinds of games and amusements were allowed, including parades and masquerades. The Romans definitely knew how to make someone feel special!

So, like our historic ancestors, why not thank your own mother goddess in true Roman style by celebrating it in Chester – the UK’s favourite Roman city! With so many activities, eateries, landmarks, shops and bars, you’ really are spoilt for choice.

Here are a few favourites to help you plan the perfect Mother’s Day.