Celebrations And Memories This Mother's Day
Dating back to the 16th Century 'Mothering Sunday' was once a religious day to spend with family and loved ones.
But now there are fears of Americanisation creeping in here as more and more 'Mom' cards appear alongside traditional ones.
10 percent of British chain Paperchase's cards feature the word Mom this year.
Here at home of course you can always go for a 'Mammy ' card this Mother's day:
While many of us are taking time out to spend the day with our mother's it's always a day to remember those no longer with us and to spare a thought who are having a tough time today:
Celebrities have been paying tribute to their mammies on social media:
Happpy Mother’s Day. Hope you get spoilt rotten. Wish I could spoil mine.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 11, 2018
Fond memories of my Mum. Happy Mother’s Day to all you Mothers! pic.twitter.com/sKl5D94D9m— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) March 11, 2018
To the mothers of my children thank you for being there when I wasn’t, your strength is beautiful. And mum thank you for making me who I am. To all mum’s out there every day should be Mother’s Day, you are all amazing. ❤️— Howard Donald (@HowardDonald) March 11, 2018
Hugs to those who find Mother's Day a struggle. Whether you don't get on, she's no longer here or whatever your story, I'm sending love xxx— Sarah Millican (@SarahMillican75) March 11, 2018
And lest we forget - here are some of the best Irish Mammy sayings...for the day that's in it:
Do you think I’m made of money or something?
Sit back from the television or you’ll get square eyes.
I don’t care what 'everyone' is doing.
How do you know you don’t like it if you haven’t even tasted it?
If you fall off that wall and break your legs don’t come running to me!
Where do you think you’re going in that get-up?
Ask your father
Were you born in a barn?
Those biscuits are for the visitors!
Did you turn off the immersion?