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Mothers Day 2022

What date is mothers day 2022?

In 2022, Mothers Day falls Sunday, 27 March. Much like Easter, the exact date of Mothers Day changes each year. 

Why are UK and US Mothers Day different?

In the UK, Mothering Sunday always falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent, three weeks before Easter. This is different from Mothers Day in the US, which always falls on the second Sunday in May.

What is the difference between Mothering Sunday and Mothers Day?

Mothering Sunday has a more traditionally religious origin; during Lent, it was typical for people to travel back to their place of birth and visit the church they were baptised in. Servants were often given the day off to do this and so at the same time, they would visit their mothers. 

Over time this tradition shifted into a more secular holiday, and around the 1930s and 40s, it became a day when children would give gifts and cards to their mothers.


Let mum know you care this year

Whatever the day, and whatever its origin, it’s always a good occasion to let mum know that you care. And what better way to show mum some love than with chocolate!

Chocolate recipes for Mothers Day

We’ve got some great chocolate recipe ideas like chilli chocolate muffins, sticky chocolate and orange cake, and Mini Mississippi mud pies. And of course, our very over-indulgent chocolate orange fondant, you can follow the instructions in our simple-to-follow video. 

A traditional sweet treat made for Mothering Sunday was Mothering Buns. These sweet buns are topped with pink or white icing and multicoloured sprinkles.

Dinner for mum on Mothers Day

If you feel like cooking dinner for mum but you want to carry on the chocolatey theme? Fricassee of chicken with chocolate is a great way to do something new with your RSPCA Assured chicken.

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