In Italy, Mother’s Day is a very important day, as it is a time where families all come together and celebrate with one another. However, the difference between English and Italian Mother’s Day is that it falls on the second Sunday in May, where Mother’s Day in England is the fourth Sunday in Lent and exactly three weeks before Easter, this used to be seen as a day where Christians used to visit their ‘Mother Church’, which is the church in which they were baptised.
Throughout Italy, Mother’s Day isn’t as commercialised as it is in the UK and America. If you go looking for a Mother’s Day card, you may only find one in a large city, but apart from that cards and extravagant gifts aren’t common. Instead, Mother’s Day is a time to spend with your family, eating beautiful food – just like every Italian tradition!
In Italy, Mother’s Day falls behind Christmas and Easter on important dates of the year and although not as commercialised, there is one tradition that has stuck around for years… the Mother’s Day poem! School children usually write a poem dedicated to their mamma and even present their mamma with a cupcake usually decorated with icing and heart-shaped candies.
Usually, mothers are not allowed to participate in anything around the house. This means children and husbands are the ones in charge of cooking. This is especially the case during breakfast – make sure everything is clean and tidy and make sure your mamma can enjoy her day stress-free.
Celebrate with us
Why don’t you truly spoil your Mother this Mother’s Day? At Antico, we have an array of beautiful starters, mains and, Mom’s favourite… dessert!
The best thing is we have just recently opened our new restaurant in Roker, Sunderland! So you can enjoy a lovely walk along the beach throughout the day and then stroll into our brand new restaurant for a night filled with family, food and heart filling emotions. Contact one of our staff members, who will be more than happy to help you plan a wonderful Mother’s Day celebration, or, better yet, why not use our online booking system? It is so easy and quick to use!
If you’re still not convinced, we have our Italian Caffè Bar in the centre of Newcastle. This is perfect for a light-hearted coffee and sandwich. But, let’s be honest, the only thing that is important on Mother’s day is your Mother’s company. Contact us for more information…
Jesmond – 0191 281 2990 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Roker – 0191 567 1414 or email@example.com
Newcastle Caffé – 0191 281 2990 or firstname.lastname@example.org