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Mothering Sunday Line breaks: Mother|ing Sun¦day
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌðərɪŋ ˌsʌndeɪ/

Definition of Mothering Sunday in English:


The fourth Sunday in Lent, traditionally a day for visiting or giving a present to one’s mother. Compare with Mother's Day.
Example sentences
  • Unlike Mothering Sunday, Father's Day (which is next Sunday) has no roots in Britain's history.
  • The original idea of Mothering Sunday on the fourth Sunday of Lent is quite charming.
  • The British Mothering Sunday, an Anglican tradition, was a private activity, observed on the fourth Sunday in Lent, and associated with domestic servants and poor families gathering on a particular day.
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