About Mothers Day In North America Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. Currently, there are close to 70 countries that officially celebrate Mother’s Day, but at different times of the year. In the UK, it is called "Mothering Day" and falls on the fourth … [Read more...] about Adjusting Mothers Day Traditions Amid Social Distancing
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Amid all the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, it may help to realize we are in familiar territory. Downton only briefly touched on the horrors of the Spanish Flu of 1918-19 in S02E8 resulting in the death of Lavina, paving the way for Matthew and Mary's love story to play out. … [Read more...] about Deja Vu? COVID-19 and the Spanish Flu
While I could eat pancakes every day of the year, they hold a special place on the calendar. Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday is a Christian celebration just before Lent which takes place on a different day each year leading up to Easter. Shrove is the past tense of shrive, … [Read more...] about Why do we have Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?
We can thank the Dowager's generation for modern-day Valentine's Day traditions such as the Valentine's Day card. While the first valentines were homemade, commercially produced cards in Britain in the 1830s in Britain and the 1840s in the United States. Valentine's cards … [Read more...] about The Best Downton-Worthy Valentine’s Day Dishes
Even if you have a beloved to share Valentine's Day with, you can always get mileage out of the day with Galentines festivities. It can be quick and easy to pull together an event for your gal pals, namely an Afternoon Tea. British cuisine has endured a great deal of bad press, … [Read more...] about How to Host a Galentine’s Day Tea Party