We might not say it very often, but most of us love our mothers. Mother's Day then, is surely the perfect opportunity to show your feelings and appreciation. According to a new YouGov survey
though, the majority of people in the UK see it as more of a hassle pushed on us by commercial entities such as card companies. It seems that the feeling of 'having to' show your love on a specific day is troublesome for a lot of us.
To a greater extent, the same can be said of Valentine's Day
, when 79 percent of respondents said they felt compelled to do something through social or commercial pressure rather then because they really believe in the day as a 'proper' special occasion. Perhaps surprisingly, of all occasions featured in the survey, the opinions of men and women are actually closest when it comes to Valentine's Day - 78 percent of men and 80 percent of women said they think the day is celebrated due to outside pressures.