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Thread: Do you wear an Easter Lily?

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    Default Do you wear an Easter Lily?

    So its Easter week and I (SF TDs aside) seem to be the only one wearing a lily in Ireland!

    With the poppy such a big thing now in the UK it astounds me that more Irish people arent also embracing this custom of wearing an emblem to honour the dead, especially consider we are approaching the centenary of 1916! Is it simply a case that its not as highly publicised as it should be?

    So I ask you P.ie, do you wear an Easter Lily? If so/not then why/why not?
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    Where are they sold?

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    I bought mine last year on O Connell street so I'm not sure if theres specific spots, I prefer the one I own its a pin version as opposed to this years one which is a material one.
    "Against brute force and injustice the people will have the last say, that of victory" - Commandante Che Guevara

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    No, never have, and I wouldn't know where to get one.

    Personally I'm not big on using symbolism to respect/mourn/honour anyone or anything, but I have absolutely no problem with people who are.

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    What's the tradition? When and by whom was is started?

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    In my teens but not for years.
    A few weeks before my grandfather died, he started dipping his feet in a bucket of lard.
    He went downhill very fast after that.

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    Might be just a Dublin thing!

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    Wearing symbols is alright, as long as it doesn't get out of hand and become quasi-compulsory as seems to have happened with the poppy in Britain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by electoralshock View Post
    Where are they sold?
    where'er the provos and their ilk do tread.

    Republicanism these days have such knacker connotations.

    The only respectable thing is the Official army parade at the GPO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by electoralshock View Post
    Where are they sold?
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...aster_Lily.jpg
    Happy Easter

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