What is Mothering Sunday? Its origins long predate Mother's Day in May. Traditionally, it was a day when children, mainly daughters, who had gone to work as domestic servants were given a day off to visit their mother and family.
In our secular society, we also celebrate Mother’s Day is the second Sunday in May. It was so proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914 as the result of a campaign by Anna Jarvis (1864-1948), whose own mother had died on May 9.