I would like to enter the United Kingdom version of Mother's Day into Google Calendar so that I will be able to remember it when the right time of the year comes on a yearly basis:
This works for Mother's Day as celebrated in the United States, Canada, Italy, and Malta, namely, on the second Sunday of May (and I've included how to do this in Google Calendar for completeness right below from the link above):
- Create an untimed event on May 8, 2011
- Open event details
- Change the "Repeats" value to "Monthly"
- Change to "Repeats every 12 months"
- Click the "Repeat By" radio button for "day of the week"
- Leave "Ends Never" as is
However, now I want to add an entry for the UK Mother's Day (AKA Mothering Sunday).
I've included the following relevant quotes from Wikipedia:
- Let's wee when this Mothering Sunday takes place:
The United Kingdom celebrates Mothering Sunday, which falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent (15 March in 2015).
- Ok, so here we need to find more about Lent:
Lent (Latin: Quadragesima - English: Fortieth) is a solemn religious observance in the liturgical calendar of many Christian denominations that begins on Ash Wednesday and covers a period of approximately six weeks before Easter Sunday.
- OK, since Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, we need to find out when Ash Wednesday is:
Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting, is the first day of Lent in Western Christianity. It occurs 46 days (40 fasting days, if the 6 Sundays, which are not days of fast, are excluded) before Easter and can fall as early as 4 February or as late as 10 March.
But this information is not enough to be able to provide me with enough information to come up with a calendar, or even automatically store the infinite collection of dates Mother's Day in the UK takes up, encoded into some form and stashed into Google Calendar.
Anyone have an idea of how to code UK Mothering Day into Google Calendar?