Mother’s Day is now celebrated in many countries and Mother’s Day in Fife follows the United Kingdom trend. It is a day to shower your mother with love and appreciation. This is usually shown by giving gifts and flowers or increasingly nowadays taking her out for a meal. For ‘The Kingswood Hotel’ near Burntisland, this is one of the busiest days in the restaurant since Christmas. Hotel’s like the Kingswood, with its friendly staff and nice views, are a bit more memorable than a standard restaurant or pub for this special day.
When is Mother’s Day?
Mother’s Day in 2021 is on Sunday 14th March. The date changes every year and this goes back to the religious significance of Mother’s Day or more rightly it should be called Mothering Sunday. Mother’s Day and Mothering Sunday are two different ideas/events that have been made indistinguishable from each other as the religious meaning declines.
Mothering Sunday or Mother’s Day?
Mothering Sunday was a holiday in which you were supposed to visit your ‘Mother’ church along with your family. The date for Mothering Sunday differs from year to year. It is linked to Easter which is on a different date each year as it is determined by the lunar calendar. In the United Kingdom Mothering Sunday always falls on the fourth Sunday during the period of Lent.
Mother’s Day was formed much later than Mothering Sunday and was a holiday in the USA. Mother’s Day was created in 1908 by Anna Jarvis who campaigned for a holiday to celebrate mothers. President Woodrow Wilson made it an official holiday in the USA in 1914. However, Jarvis became dismayed as the holiday became ever more commercial and she named it ‘Hallmark Holiday’.
Book early for Mother’s Day
If you are planning to take your mother out for dinner on Mother’s Day we suggest you book as early as possible. The Kingswood Hotel is well known in Fife and Burntisland for its restaurant and the quality of the food it serves. The Hotel will, if they have the capacity, accept bookings right up until the day but if you leave it to the last minute you may be disappointed. In 2019 the Kingswood Hotel served over 400 meals which gives to you some idea of the popularity of the restaurant.
The Kingswood Hotel, Kinghorn Road, nr Burntisland, Fife, KY3 9LL. Telephone 01592 872329 or 01592 873123.
The Tall Trees Restaurant at The Kingswood Hotel
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The Christmas Feast
Celebrating Christmas is quite new in Scotland. The old ‘Yule’ celebrations were banned in Scotland by act of Parliament from 1640 to 1686 but the suppression of Christmas lasted for 400 years. It was not until 1958 that Christmas became a public holiday and it was 1974 before Boxing Day became part of that holiday.
One of the many traditions and an important one is the Christmas feast or dinner. In the UK the Christmas feast usually takes place early to mid-afternoon on Christmas day. One bird is as much associated with Christmas as the nativity or Santa Claus, the Turkey. Turkey is the meat of choice at most Christmas feasts in the UK. It was not always this way. Up until the 1950’s, Turkey was too expensive for the average family. Improvements in refrigeration and mass breeding of Turkeys brought the price down and made it the staple dish on our Christmas Dinner table.
Eating Out at Christmas
The preparation and clearing up after the dinner means that at least one member of the family is not getting the holiday she or he deserves. Restaurants like the Kingswood Hotel’s Tall Trees Restaurant near Burntisland in Fife, are open on Christmas Day to prepare and serve your Christmas Dinner.
The Kingswood Hotel is an ideal choice for all the family to eat out on Christmas day. The Kingswood has ample parking and great views across the Forth towards Edinburgh. You are sure of a warm welcome and an extensive menu which of course contains all the traditional dishes and more. Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are included so none of the family feels left out. Each child receives a small gift left by Santa just to keep the magic of that day alive.
Let us do all the preparation, serving and clearing up after your Christmas Dinner. The whole family can then go home and relax for the rest of the evening.
The Kingswood Hotel and The Tall Trees Restaurant have festive menu’s and Christmas entertainment available throughout December if you want to celebrate with family, friends or work colleagues. Visit our Christmas Page for more information.
Left to right: Gary Lister, Rebecca Connelly, Elsa Jean McTaggart & Scott Burrell.
The Kingswood Hotel started September off in style when we invited back Elsa Jean McTaggart to brighten up our Sunday with music and song. Along with Mr Lister Elsa was joined by Fife based band SidebySide. The afternoon kicked off with a few originals songs from the talented Singer/Songwriter Rebecca Connelly before Elsa took to the stage. Bands intermingled when Elsa borrowed drummer Scott Burrell for some of her numbers and the whole gang came together to sing ‘Caledonia’.
Elsa Jean McTaggart will return with two dates this Christmas, 29th November and 1st of December 2018. SidebySide will also be doing a Christmas show at The Kingswood Hotel on the 21st of December 2018. Full details are available on our Christmas Events Page.