Sinn Féin Councillor Tony Hassan 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 2017 it symbolises the possibility of unity, equality and prosperity for all the peoples of the island.
The annual distribution of the lilies will take place in the lead up to Easter weekend. A limited numbers of metal pin badges are also available at Peadar O Donnell’s and Checkpoint Charlie gift shop on Waterloo Street and local Sinn Féin offices.
The Easter Sunday parade is next weekend on the 16th April and further details will be released in the Derry press shortly.