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Mother's Day


England celebrates Mothering Sunday two months before Canada, Australia, and America celebrate Mother's Day. This causes much confusion on the internet.

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Written by Dayvi
Illustrated by Verity

10th May 2015

Tagged in Dayvi Verity America Canada Australia Sister England England


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KOakaKO

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1 year ago #9391458        
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@Ice0tea - I really don't know why people go to McDonalds, so you're asking the wrong person. It's awful, terrible food. I think people are just too lazy to make better food themselves, so they go to the "fast-food" places and pay too much for crap that can just barely be called "food".

I agree with you on Subway. It's one of the few 'fast-food' places I'll go to eat. Another is Long John Silvers, a fish place. I know that oil-fried fish fillets aren't very good for a person, but I do stop in there every couple of months - because it does taste pretty good. So long as you ask them to NOT put any of their terrible 'sauces' on it. Another American shame, that. Most of the 'sauces' people put on their food items are just made of sugar syrup, and they're awful. Even ketchup is terrible, it's half syrup. (bleh)

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8 months ago #9481860        
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Canada, Australia, and America look so cute as kids!



XDlolkid

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11 months ago #9461924        
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OMG CANADA AS A KID IS SO CUTE X3
SAME WITH AMERICA AND AUSTRALIA



Boz-pot

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1 year ago #9416392        
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Polishing the London Eye :D

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1 year ago #9403427        
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I began by feeling sad, because we do still use the term, "Mother England" from time to time here. But we use it as sort of a " England begat us but was an overbearing mother" sort of way. So I got over it and drank some pineapple juice.



2 years ago #9382723        
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@Schweden
It's also possible that Sister England is not their biological mother, but always served as a kind of mother-figure for them, and that's why they call her 'mother'.



2 years ago #9381363        
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Mothering Sunday is the 4th Sunday of Lent (a downer of a time for celebrating anything).
The tradition in England was to bake and take Mum a Simnel cake.



lockend

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2 years ago #9357480        
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We choose to call this interesting brand of neglect: Cultural differences

Also: Sorry



25 days ago #9570654        
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Technically, England celebrates Mother's Day on Mothering Sunday (the 4th Sunday in Lent in the Western Liturgical Calendar, exactly 3 weeks before Easter Sunday). Although most English would be hard-pressed to tell you that, or explain the difference between the two.

Mothering Sunday came first; it was a religious day, for people to attend their "mother church" (such as the local cathedral).

That practice was falling somewhat into disuse at the start of the 20th century, when Woodrow Wilson launched (the secular) Mother's Day in the US in 1914, as a result of a campaign by a woman named Anna Jarvis, whose mother had died on the 9th of May.

An English woman, Constance Smith, became aware of the campaign. Smith was a High Anglican, though, and felt that Mothering Sunday already basically fulfilled the role of a day for honouring mothers; so when the idea gained traction over here, it was on the earlier date (and the two became somewhat conflated in English minds).



1 month ago #9566016        
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Is USA going to give his Teddy Eagle?



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