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When do we get our own national Easter Lily week?


cuiseogach

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So all the poppy wearers are out it seems and for the first time it got me thinking about our own equivalent- the easter lily.

Now tell me if I'm wrong but I don't think we've ever had a national day/ week of wearing this symbol to respect and remember our many dead people.

So am I wrong, was there a national lily wearing day, or week, and I missed it?
 

ruserious

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Why do you want to wear something different just because those across the water are wearing something? Seems like you feel the need to overcompensate.
 

cuiseogach

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No Ruserious, that isn't it at all, I just think we should remember the dead as a nation. Why wait until 2016 to do so?
 

former wesleyan

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Would both sides in the Civil War agree to a unifying symbol ?
 

cogar

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Yes we should remember the dead but not by wearing a symbol of a political party. Do not SF 'own' the easter lily - the sticky variety or the one with the pin?
 

cuiseogach

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That isn't enough Ruserious. Majority of Irish people don't even know about that garden.
 

cuiseogach

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Yes we should remember the dead but not by wearing a symbol of a political party. Do not SF 'own' the easter lily - the sticky variety or the one with the pin?
They can't own the symbol surely. Anyway again who would know SF had any connection with it anyway?
 

ruserious

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That isn't enough Ruserious. Majority of Irish people don't even know about that garden.
Listen, people died for this state, and they will be remembered. We don't need to dawn a pin on our jackets to remember them. We have a national garden of remembrance and mant services each year.
 

cuiseogach

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Listen, people died for this state, and they will be remembered. We don't need to dawn a pin on our jackets to remember them. We have a national garden of remembrance and mant services each year.
It's not enough. A garden works as a nice addition but we are not doing our murdered dead justice.
 

Jacobite

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I can hear the stampede of posters from the poppy thread heading this direction already cuiseogach, you dont know what you've started!
 

ruserious

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It's not enough. A garden works as a nice addition but we are not doing our murdered dead justice.
Wearing a pin to remember the fallen risks turning a remembrance movement into a shrillfest.
 

davidv

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So all the poppy wearers are out it seems and for the first time it got me thinking about our own equivalent- the easter lily.

Now tell me if I'm wrong but I don't think we've ever had a national day/ week of wearing this symbol to respect and remember our many dead people.

So am I wrong, was there a national lily wearing day, or week, and I missed it?
you should get in touch with the provo sinn fein shop in parnell square. i am sure they would welcome your brilliant marketing idea. unless, of course, they already have a designated easter lily week. like easter week.
they would not, of course welcome any notions , that would result in them having to share the revenues with somebody else. for example , if you were to suggest a state body, like An Post, were to try and partake in the charade.
 

Picasso Republic

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They can't own the symbol surely. Anyway again who would know SF had any connection with it anyway?
Eh - the fact that its SF trying to peddle the emblem outside every church at Easter may be a fairly obviouis hint.

Buying the Easter Lily is donating money to SF - it is not a national symbol but rather a 'collection day' emblem for SF.
 

constitutionus

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ah now here the powers that be would actually have to give a toss about our war dead to do something like that.

theres a far bigger push for the lads that died for the brits than those who fought them here !

besides ya cant be fostering anything to do with national pride when project EU is in full nation destroying swing :D
 

cytex

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So all the poppy wearers are out it seems and for the first time it got me thinking about our own equivalent- the easter lily.

Now tell me if I'm wrong but I don't think we've ever had a national day/ week of wearing this symbol to respect and remember our many dead people.

So am I wrong, was there a national lily wearing day, or week, and I missed it?
NGA.ie - Contact

Sell the easter lilly around easter and do just what you are suggesting and it is a worthy cause with zero political flag waving .
 

cuiseogach

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Eh - the fact that its SF trying to peddle the emblem outside every church at Easter may be a fairly obviouis hint.

Buying the Easter Lily is donating money to SF - it is not a national symbol but rather a 'collection day' emblem for SF.
What is to stop anyone getting and selling their own batch of lillies and aligning themselves with another charity?
 

cuiseogach

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Wearing a pin to remember the fallen risks turning a remembrance movement into a shrillfest.
Bull. It is a badge of honour and respect.
 

cuiseogach

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ah now here the powers that be would actually have to give a toss about our war dead to do something like that.

theres a far bigger push for the lads that died for the brits than those who fought them here !

besides ya cant be fostering anything to do with national pride when project EU is in full nation destroying swing :D
Now you're talking.
 
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