Mother's Day Gifts

This year, Mother's Day falls on Sunday March 22nd 2020 in Ireland.

For up-to-date Mother's Day shipping info & cut-off times, see our Mothers Day Shipping Guide.

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.

 
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When is Mother's Day 2020 in Ireland?

Mother's Day falls on Sunday March 22nd, 2020 in Ireland.

The History of Mother's Day

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.

Mother's Day - Mother's Day Dates in Ireland

The officially recognised date of Mother's Day varies from country to country. In Ireland and UK, it falls on the fourth Sunday in Lent.

Country Occurrence Dates
Ireland & UK Fourth Sunday in Lent Sunday 31st March 2019
Sunday 22nd March 2020
Sunday 14th March 2021
Sunday 27th March 2022
Australia & New Zealand
USA & Canada
Second Sunday of May Sunday 12th May 2019
Sunday 10th May 2020
Sunday 9th May 2021