Speaking from the launch local Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Elisha McCallion said:
“Easter is a very special time for Irish Republicans. It is a time not only when we commemorate the heroic acts that took place in Dublin in 1916 but it is also a time when we remember all the brave men and women from across the country who sacrificed their lives in pursuit of creating a united and better Ireland.
“The Easter Lily symbolises unity, equality and prosperity for all the people of Ireland and it is with this in mind that we launch our campaign here today.
“I want to take this opportunity to encourage everyone to attend their local commemoration, check the local press for the times and wear their Easter Lily with pride.”
Main Sunday Easter parade in Derry will assemble on Westland Street at 2pm
Local area commemorations will take place on Sunday at the following Republican monuments.
11.00am Waterside (Rose Court)
1.00pm Shantallow Monument (Racecourse Road)
1.30pm Creggan (Central Drive), Bogside Brandywell (Lecky Road)