Mother Day
Mother’s Day in France (and a lot of other countries around the World)

It’s an important date for French people, It leaves its mark on the month of May, just like the Christian celebrations of Ascension and Pentecost.

Traditionally, Mother’s Day has held annually on the March in the United Kingdom, but French people are used to paying tribute to their mothers on the last Sunday of May.

The origins of the celebration in France is entirely different than the English-speaking countries. It’s date from the Napoleon Emperor; he decided to establish a special day dedicated to the mothers. This celebration was revived after the WWI to honour the widows who lost their husbands. Some years later, a law was passed saying that “Every year, the French Republic pays an official tribute to Mothers during a special day dedicated to the celebration of Mother’s Day”. In a municipality in France, the mayor can honour mothers by giving them a unique medal called Family Medal.

For this particular day, French people offer presents to their mums; The most common gifts are flowers, perfume, jewellery.

Some suggestions from Make Me Feel, This beautiful Rose Candle from Durance https://shop.makemefeel.co.uk/products/rose-candle with silky and velvety accord will be the perfect gift for your Mother’s home as well as create an elegant atmosphere. The result of true expertise, the ingredients used to make this candle is carefully chosen to burn cleanly and perfume beautifully.

Also, keep in mind the 13th May, there will have the French Market in front of the store at Clapham and come to discover all the French brands (especially some lovely jewellery brand).

Young children are also used to preparing secret gifts at school for mum!

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