Mother's Day is just around the corner and fast approaching. Treat your Mum to a delicious Sunday lunch at The Red Lion Amico Di Amici on Mothering Sunday, 11th March.
Choose from our Sumptuous Sunday Lunch Menu - offering a varied selection of Italian food from the á la carte menu and traditional Sunday roasts. The restaurant is open from mid-day until 5pm (last booking at 4.30pm)
Make your Mother’s Day – book online or call us on 01920 410056 to reserve your table.
Mothering Sunday, which we often refer to as Mother’s Day is a Christian holiday held on the fourth Sunday of Lent. Historically it was a day when people would return to their ‘mother’ church – the main church in the place where they were born. Inevitably this became a day when families would get together as it was quite common for children to be working away as domestic servants. As they walked home to their families they would pick wild flowers or violets to take to church to give to their mother as a gift.
Mothering Sunday has no connection with the American festival of Mother’s Day which is celebrated in many countries on the second Sunday in May, and has no religious significance.
Over 30 million cards are sent for Mother’s Day in the UK with Carnations being the flower of choice (the white carnation said to represent the purity of a mother’s love). It is also one of the most popular days of the year for eating out.
Traditionally, the food most associated with Mothering Sunday is Simnel Cake; a fruit cake with a layer of almond paste on the top and in the middle. The cake is decorated with eleven balls of marzipan to represent the eleven disciples, minus Judas.