Where did Mother’s Day come from and why do we celebrate it?

There surely won’t be many people who wonder why we celebrate Mother’s Day… it’s pretty accurate to say that without them, none of us would be here. But the question of where did Mother’s Day come from and its origins are far more frequently raised.

Like most of these holidays, Mothering Sunday has religious connotations, but not actually relating to that wonderful lady that brought us into the world. In the 17th century, it was introduced on the fourth Sunday of Lent (exactly three weeks before Easter), and was when people would visit their “Mother” church.

A “Mother” Church, a term that represents the Christian Church as a mother in protecting her believers, would most likely have been a church or cathedral where one was baptised or is most local.

However, by the early 20th century, this tradition had lapsed somewhat and an effort to revive it by Anna Jarvis, a Vicar’s daughter from Nottinghamshire, saw the start of it being celebrated again.

Coupled with the first World War when so many mothers were left without sons, popularity increased that by the 1950s, with the help of modern-day commercialisation, it was on every calendar and celebrated ‘religiously’ throughout the UK.

Afternoon Tea

But how are you going to celebrate Mother’s Day this year?

Here at the Bank House Hotel, Spa & Golf, we love Mother’s Day and are offering you the best way to really treat the most special lady in your life.

Afternoon Tea
Available all week (from 16th-22nd March), why not bring Mum for a cosy Afternoon Tea with a selection of sumptuous sandwiches, scones and sweet treats. We’ll even include a special gift for Mum from us too.

Sunday Lunch
On Mothering Sunday itself (Sunday 22nd March), bring Mum and all the family for a delicious three-course Sunday Lunch in our Pear Tree Brasserie. Again, all Mums will get a special gift from us.

Spa Day
After all she does all year, surely Mum deserves a day of relaxation and pampering? Our special ‘Mums the Word’ spa day is available – either as a normal booking or purchased as a gift voucher – until the end of April and includes use of our stunning Malvern View Spa, a facial, manicure and delicious cream tea.

Malvern View Spa

And if you’re struggling for Mother’s Day present ideas, why not head over to our online voucher shop for some great ideas of what you can get Mum.

To enjoy your Mother’s Day at the Bank House Hotel, visit our Mother’s Day page for all the details and to book.

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