History of Mother’s Day


In Australia, Mother’s Day falls on the second Sunday every May. It is widely celebrated across the country amongst families, who sometimes travel significant distances to re-unite.

One of the earliest recorded traditions of giving gifts to mothers on Mother’s Day is believed to have been started by Janet Heyden in Sydney in 1924. Whilst visiting patients at the Newington State Home for Women, she met some lonely and forgotten mothers. To cheer them up, she rounded up support from local children and businesses to donate gifts to the women.

Over the years Mother’s Day has taken on a strong commercialised position, yet it is widely recognised as a day for Mum to relax and enjoy.

Flowers and food are generally in abundance and are the main themes for the day.

Doyles Bridge Hotel offers a variety of Mother’s Day breakfast, lunch and dining options in the Bistro and Café Bar to treat your Mum.

Kindly contact us to discuss the options as we can cater for any size gathering.