Mother's Day is thought to have originated from the 16th century practice of visiting one's mother church at least annually. Most young servants were released by the masters in order to travel home and visit with their families. As such, this usually meant that whole families would be reunited on that day, including mothers and children. Over the years, it has transformed into a day primarily devoted to showing appreciation to one's mother.
In the US, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. It was first recognized officially in 1914.
In Ireland, Mother's Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent, which is exactly three weeks prior to the Easter celebration.
You'll find some of our favorite Irish gifts for Mom or Grandma here. Show them your appreciation this year with a touch of Ireland!