As March 19th approaches, it's time to celebrate the most important woman in our lives, our mothers. And for the Irish, Mother's Day holds a special significance as it is a day steeped in tradition and cultural significance.
In Ireland, Mother's Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent, which falls on the 14th of March this year. This tradition dates back to the 16th century when people would return to their "Mother Church" on this day, which was the church where they were baptized.
But for Irish families, it's not just about attending church. Mother's Day is a time to honor and appreciate the incredible women who have dedicated their lives to raising their children and keeping their families together.
Irish mothers are known for their warmth, humor, and fierce love for their children. They are the ones who are always there to give a hug, a listening ear, and a shoulder to cry on. They are the ones who keep the family traditions alive, from baking soda bread to singing old folk songs.
And on Mother's Day, Irish families come together to show their appreciation for all that their mothers do. This might involve a big family meal, with all the traditional Irish foods like bacon and cabbage, colcannon, and Irish stew. Or it might involve a trip to the local pub, where everyone can raise a glass to their mothers.
But the most important thing is to let your mother know just how much she means to you. Whether it's with a heartfelt card, a bunch of flowers, or a small gift of Irish jewellery (see below), it's the thought that counts. And for Irish mothers, it's the love and appreciation of their children that means the most. That's why I created this symbolic Mother and chlld pendant in gold or silver.
So, as Mother's Day approaches, let's take a moment to honor and celebrate the incredible women who have shaped our lives. Let's show our Irish mothers just how much we love and appreciate them, not just on this special day, but a mothers day gift to be worn every day.