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Mothering Sunday

noun

  • (British English) 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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