This year, Mother's Day falls on Sunday March 19th 2023 in Ireland.
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Mother's Day falls on Sunday March 19th 2023 in Ireland.
Mother's Day celebrates mums (mams, mammies, mothers too!) and grandmothers all over the world. It is celebrated in Ireland and the UK on the same day each year; the forth Sunday of Lent. It is a celebration honouring mothers and celebrating motherhood, and the influence mothers have on their children and on society in general. Its history can be traced back as far as 250 BC. Today it is used as a way of thanking our mothers for the role they have played in our lives.
Mother's Day gifts at gifts.ie means personalised gifts - personalised wine, personalised chocolates, personalised bathrobes, personalised wine & gin glasses, as well as the ever popular - hampers, jewellery, balloons, fine wines, books, etc.
Historians claim that the holiday of Mother's Day emerged from ancient festivals dedicated to mother earth. However different countries celebrate Mother's Day on various days of the year because the day has a number of different origins.
In Rome, Cybele, a mother Goddesses, was worshipped, as early as 250 BC. It was England that first observed "Mothering Sunday" in honour of all mothers. In the United States, Anna M. Jarvis (1864-1948) is credited with bringing in the celebration of Mother's day by campaigning to the US government to establish a Mother's Day. In Ireland and the UK, Mother's Day falls on the Fourth Sunday in Lent. Whereas in the USA, Australia and many other countries it falls on the Second Sunday of May.