When is Mothering Sunday 2017? How Mother’s Day is celebrated around the world
Our mothering Sunday falls on Sunday March 26 this year because the special day always takes place on the fourth Sunday of Lent in Britain.
But to make matters more confusing, Mother's Day is celebrated on lots of different dates in other parts of the world.
Mother's Day falls on the second Sunday of May in America, but it take places in March, April, August or even October in other countries.
Over in Mexico, mothers are celebrated, serenaded and given gifts and flowers on El Dia de la Madre on May 10.
Mother’s Day is on August 12 in Thailand, the last Sunday of May in France and the third Sunday of October in Argentina.
Mothering Sunday is a day to celebrate hard-working and loving mothers
How do we celebrate Mother's Day in the UK?
Children and families around the country will mark the Mother's Day by giving cards, flowers, chocolates and presents to their mothers.
Mothering Sunday is traditionally a day to say thank you to mothers for everything that they do throughout the rest of the year.
Often mothers are treated to breakfast in bed or cooked dinner, while Christian families attend church on Mother's Day.
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What is the history of Mother's Day?
The revival of Mothering Sunday in Britain came after American Anna Jarvis successfully campaigned for the introduction of Mother's Day in the US.
Englishwoman Constance Smith was inspired by Jarvis' campaign, created a movement to promote Mothering Sunday and published a pamphlet on its revival in 1920.
Jarvis was disappointed by the commercialisation of Mother's Day and once said: "A printed card means nothing except that you are too lazy to write to the woman who has done more for you than anyone in the world."