|Observances||Visiting the church in which one was baptised, honouring one’s mother|
|Date||4th Sunday in Lent|
|2020 date||22 March|
Mothering Sunday is celebrated by Christians in the United Kingdom, Ireland and some other Anglophone countries. It is generally observed in parishes of the Roman Catholic Church, Church of England, as well as in the rest of the UK and many Anglican parishes throughout the world, especially in Canada and Australia. It falls on the fourth Sunday in Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter Day. Once observed as a day on which people would visit their “mother” church, it has become an occasion for honoring the mothers of children and giving them presents. It is increasingly being called Mother’s Day, although that name properly belongs to the American secular holiday which is quite distinct from the original Mothering Sunday.