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This year Mothers Day falls on Sunday 11 May 2008
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|Mothers' Day Gift ideas|
What sort of Mum is yours?
|Is she the active
Does she like going to the beach or the bush, has she got a canoeing, snorkeling or skiing trip planned . . .
Here are some camera
suggestions for you . . .
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Is your mother more the indoors type? Well, have a look at these Mothers Day gift suggestions . . .
Beginners . . .
Is she the Life of the Party . . .
Read about about the origins of Mothers Day
"But who started the celebrations? Did the tribes of prehistoric times gather flowers in the fields to bring to their mothers back in the caves? Did the Egyptians send papyrus cards to their mothers? The experts don't seem to have answers for all of these questions, but they can trace family celebrations honouring Mothers back to the Middle Ages in Europe.
Children as young as eight or nine would leave home to learn their trade as an apprentice or to become servants in the homes of the wealthy. These children usually were in neighbouring towns, but transportation was hard to come by and expensive. For most of the year they did not get to see their family. During Lent, before preparations for the Easter feasts required them to be busy and back at work, the young people would be allowed to return to their homes and families for a weekend. This became known as "going a-mothering." Children walked the roads picking spring wildflowers to give to their mothers when they arrived back at their homes. They often brought small gifts from the merchants or nobles they worked for as presents for the family, including the traditional simnel cake [fine flour]." In Australia Mothers Day is now fixed in the calendar as the second Sunday in May.
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