The annual launch of the Easter Lily took place at an event in Shantallow on Wednesday night to launch a local programme of events for the centenary year
Sinn Féin Councillor Sandra Duffy 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 2016 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 our Ráth Mór office on the New Road, Peadar O Donnell’s and Checkpoint Charlie shop Waterloo Street.
The Easter Sunday parade is this weekend on the 27th March and further details will be released in the Derry press shortly.