Mother’s Day

Did you know that the apostrophe in Mother’s Day makes it singular possessive on purpose, because Anna Jarvis (the founder) wanted it to honour each person’s mum, rather than mums in general. Of course, Mother’s Day is technically the American celebration, and we have Mothering Sunday instead, but it doesn’t really matter what you call it. I hope you are all taking the chance to celebrate and/or remember your mums. Cherish her while you are lucky enough to have her!

10 thoughts on “Mother’s Day

    • My friend’s mum lives in Malta and when I asked her if she had sent her a present, she said that as Mother’s Day is in May in Malta, she was going to send her a gift then. She hadn’t remembered that she had to buy the card now though, otherwise she might struggle to get one in May! x

      • Mother’s day in Germany is in May as well, so it’s impossible for me to get a proper card for UK mother’s day! I usually just buy a blank card with a nice picture on the front – this year’s had poppies on :-)

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  3. I was actually wondering about the apostrophe when writing out my Mum’s card, I think I left it out in the end cos I wasn’t sure.
    Now i know!

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