Is it Mother's Day or Mothers' Day?

(6 Posts)
CambridgeBlue Thu 13-Feb-14 10:41:17

I think the latter because it's for mums plural rather than just one mum. I'm putting it in a product so really need to get it right.

Quejica Thu 13-Feb-14 10:48:58

As you are a pedant you will appreciate that it is actually Mothering Sunday!

CambridgeBlue Thu 13-Feb-14 11:07:04

Well funnily enough I was coming on to ask that too! Personally I prefer Mothering Sunday (as does my DM) but I'm trying to aim my products at as many potential customers as possible - I want to cater for everyone and I know a lot of people prefer Mother's/Mothers' Day.

CatWithKittens Mon 17-Feb-14 09:10:16

I disagree that it is "mothers' day" - for the individual concerned, who only has one mother or is the mother of the giver, it is "mother's day". However I have to say that I agree entirely with Quejica that it is actually Mothering Sunday and so, I say, should every pedant or other person who values our traditions. (It also avoids CambridgeBlue's problem.)

MirandaWest Mon 17-Feb-14 09:12:35

Mothering Sunday smile

I think it should be Mother's Day, but can see why Mothers' Day could be used.

ShatnersBassoon Mon 17-Feb-14 09:15:26

It has to be Mothering Sunday.

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