Mothering Sunday or Mother’s Day in Brighton
Family dining in Brighton has never looked so good, and if you’re taking your mum out for Mother’s Day in Brighton she’ll surely be in for a treat. From the best Sunday Roasts to exciting vegetarian spots we can point you in the direction of the best restaurants in Brighton and Sussex for Mother’s Day 2018!
If you want to get things confirmed sharpish (and time is ticking!) you can book online from a range of restaurants we’ve listed.
Mother’s Day – Sunday 11th March 2018
Here is a quick-fire guide introducing you to a variety of dining options across Brighton or Sussex. Please enquire with venues directly for specific Mother’s Day menus.
The Story Behind Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day in the UK or Mothering Sunday as it’s also known is on the 4th day of lent, landing anytime between the 1st March and the 4th April. In 2018 Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 11th March.
Mother’s day (the celebration of one’s mother) was originated in the United States, by a woman named Anna Jarvis. In 1907 she held a private celebration in memory of her own mother. She wanted to continue to honour her own mother by setting aside a day to honour all mothers.
She described a mother as ‘the woman who has done more for you than anyone else in the world.’ Sadly, despite Anna’s ‘success’ in creating this day to honour one’s own mother, she died hating everything about it, and wishing she’d never started it.
This was because of the commercialism that quickly succeeded it’s birth. Anna became very angry when companies saw an opportunity to profit from this day. In the early 1920’s Hallmark and other’s began producing Mothers Day cards. Anna felt that this was a complete misinterpretation and exploitation of Mother’s Day, as it was supposed to be about sentiment not profit.
She felt that ready-made cards encouraged laziness, as her original intentions were for people to hand write letters to their mother expressing their appreciation and love. She even protested and tried to rescind Mother’s Day. In the mid-1920’s she crashed a candy makers convention and a confab of the American War of Mothers which sold carnations in aid of Mothers Day. She was arrested. What started as an enormous gesture of honouring her mother and all others, sadly became a source of bitter resentment and regret.
Mother’s Day and Mothering Sunday
Mother’s Day and Mothering Sunday are in fact two different celebrations. However, in the UK they have merged into one. Mothering Sunday doesn’t, in fact, refer to the celebration of one’s mother, but to the celebration of one’s own church. It was a day where Christians would visit their ‘Mother Church’ (the church they were baptised in).
However, due to the significance placed on this day, it was also a day where children would be reunited with their mothers as their ‘masters’ would release them from their servants’ duties. Both the secular and the religious Mother’s Day are now celebrated as one in the UK.
Mother’s Day in Brighton and Sussex
Choosing a restaurant can be a challenge in Brighton and indeed the rest of Sussex, as there are just so many amazing places to choose from. First, you need to decide what you want. Do you want somewhere that does an epic Sunday roast with all the trimmings? Or do you want something a bit less traditional and a bit more nouveau? Do you want posh and fancy, or cozy and comfy, or would you take the dog with you?