Thursday, 11 March 2010
Mothering Sunday is the British equivalent of Mothers’ Day in other countries. Mothering Sunday is always the fourth Sunday of Lent. Children give their mothers a present and a card. Mothering Sunday has been celebrated in the UK since at least the 16th century. What about giving a card to your mother? Click here to choose a coloring card and print it put.
In the past, mothers in Britain used to make a special cake on Mothering Day, the “Simnel cake”. The Simnel cake is a fruit cake, it has a flat layer of marzipan (sugar almond paste) on top of it and it is decorated with 11 marzipan balls representing the apostles minus Judas. The cake was not eaten on Mothering Day because of the rules of Lent, it was saved until Easter. Click here for a recipe for Simnel Cake.
Monday, 8 March 2010
On March 8th we celebrate International Women's Day. This year the United Nation theme for IWD is Equal rights, equal opportunities: Progress for all.
In some countries like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women’s Day (IWD) is a national holiday. Click here to watch a video on how they celebrate it in Russia.
Remember that the first IWD was run in 1911, click here to learn how it all began. Next year is IWD Global Centenary 1911-2011, let's get ready!