Mother's Day
26th March 2014
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There's only a few days to go until the most important date in any mum's year, Mother's Day. Mothering Sunday is on March 30th so you've not got much time left.

If you're stuck for ideas of what to give your mum for Mother's Day, here are a few:

Every mum loves to be pampered, so why not treat her to a relaxing spa day or beauty treatment.

You can't go wrong with a nice bunch of flowers. Treat her to a beautiful bouquet of roses or similar. A pretty vase to put them in won't go amiss either.

You could give your mum a break from the cooking and take her to a delicious restaurant. There are so many fantastic restaurants to choose from in The New Forest, and you won't need to do the washing up either.

We've got so much lovely countryside right on our doorstep, so why not simply go for a walk with your mum - providing the weather's nice of course!

Whatever you do, spending quality time with your mum is the important thing.

Ever wondered how the tradition of Mother's day, or Mothering Sunday, began?

Mother's Day in the UK began because of a Roman festival celebrating their mother goddess Cybele. Although no one knows for sure, it is thought that the date of this festival started being used by Christians. The book of common prayer talks about 'The mother of us all' which could have started the traditions we know today.

Indeed, 400 years ago, people began visiting the largest church in their area ('The Mother Church') like a cathedral. If you were visiting your mother church it was said you had gone 'a mothering.'

Mother's Day was also the only day of the year when maids and servants were allowed to visit their families.

The date of Mother's Day changes every year, because it always has to fall on the fourth Sunday of Lent. This has been a tradition since the 16th century

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