Sinn Féin Councillor Elisha McCallion said “The Easter Lily is an emblem of unity between the different traditions within the nation as well as the heroism of those who sacrificed so much in 1916. The lily has always had strong symbolic value, though its meaning and symbolism have changed through the ages. Today in 2014 it symbolises the possibility of unity, equality and prosperity for all the peoples of the island.
This year there will be an added dimension with it being the centenary of the founding of Cumann na mBan .The Easter Lily was designed in 1925 by Cumann na mBan.
To mark the centenary there are a number of key events being organised throughout the year and I would encourage as many people as possible to be take part.
The annual distribution of the lilies will take place in the lead up to Easter weekend .A limited number of metal pin badges are also available at our Ráth Mór office on the New Road and Peadar O Donnell’s Waterloo Street.Easter Sunday is on the 20th April this year further details will be released in the Derry press shortly.