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Thread: When do we get our own national Easter Lily week?

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    Default When do we get our own national Easter Lily week?

    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?
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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.
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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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?
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    Would both sides in the Civil War agree to a unifying symbol ?
    "What Michael Collins accepted in '22,De Valera accepted in'27 and Gerry Adams accepted in '98.Sooner or later they all come around to accepting the Treaty"

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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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuiseogach View Post
    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?
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    That isn't enough Ruserious. Majority of Irish people don't even know about that garden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cogar View Post
    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cuiseogach View Post
    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.
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    The poppy thing is for charity - its to support ex-forces guys. It started with WW1 but the UK (for good or ill) have generated plenty of veterans since.

    Everyone from 1916 are a little bit dead. And besides a handful of UN troops, we have no veterans.

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