Mothering Sunday tomorrow is our time
In England, at a time of widespread domestic service, for centuries the servants were granted a half day’s holiday to go home on the second Sunday in Lent. On the way they would pick posies of primroses as a gift to honour their mothers. Wikipedia has some weird and wonderful history of the tradition, including the ‘fact’ that it was started in the USA in 1913. The fête is celebrated on different dates in different countries.
Over-commercialised nowadays, it is still a joy to receive cards and Skype calls and flowers to show that we’re not forgotten and the roadside banks of Normandie are still studded with spring’s bounty for our delight.