Wherever you are from, Mother’s Day is important. Although it takes place on different days depending on where you are, it is the one day of the year when mums are remembered. However, the way the day is celebrated varies from country to country. In Italy it is one of the most important dates in the calendar. Here we tell you all you need to know about Mother’s Day, as well as how you can celebrate it like the Italians.
According to The Independent, if mums were rewarded with a salary, they would deserve an average of £172,000 per year. This takes account of the number of hours worked as well as the roles that a mum has to perform. Bearing this in mind, mums everywhere deserve to be celebrated.
History of Mother’s Day
In the UK, Mothering Sunday has been acknowledged since the 17th century, however in Italy it wasn’t until 1957 that the day was made a public holiday. Despite this, it has been part of life in Italy for many years and in common with other countries, the term ‘Mother’s Day’ referred to the mother church and involved people returning to the church in their home village. This meant they also got to see their own mothers as well, and so the tradition began.
How to Celebrate
In common with most cultures, Mother’s Day in Italy is a time for families to come together and show appreciation. However, the main thing if you live in Italy is not the cards or the gifts, but seeing your mum and ensuring that she doesn’t do anything on her special day. If you are unable to be there in person then a card, letter or phone call are appreciated.
For those who can see their mum then a meal in a restaurant or at home with the whole family has to be done. If you want to eat as they do in Italy on Mother’s Day then try a Dublin Italian restaurant such as Toscana Dublins Italian restaurant. The Mother’s Day meal in Italy is always finished with a heart shaped cake to celebrate the love for mum.
So, whether you are English, Irish, Italian or any other nationality, make sure you don’t forget your mum this Mother’s Day, and make her feel special and recognised for everything she does.