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 2024 is on Sunday 10th 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.