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The history of Mothering Sunday in the UK is now centuries old. It was being celebrated way back from the time when Christians from England started celebrating a festival for Mothers on the fourth Lent Sunday to honour the Virgin Mary. Some people believed that the festival was adopted from the ceremony given to honour a Roman goddess named Cybele. Other people say that it was Mother Church, which was used as a substitute for Mother Goddess, and is about a person who visits the church from where he/she was baptised on the same day.
The origin of Mothering Sunday was also said to have come from the early times when people from England visit their nearest parish, which is known as the Daughter of Church, every Sunday as part of their tradition. Also, during the 1600s, children were believed to leave their homes to serve as domestic servants or apprentice upon reaching the age of 10. It was suggested that these children be allowed to visit their mother church as well as their homes at least once a year. From then on, these children were allowed to go home during the middle of the Lent Season to visit their Cathedral or the Mother Church of their homes. These children can bring along gifts, cakes or flowers for their mothers as a present. These visits became a tradition and a time for their families to reunite until it turned into a holiday which is to celebrate these children's return to their Mother Church. From here on, the holiday was stretched to include mothers in the holiday and was named Mothering Sunday.



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