The Easter Lily in the shape of a calla lily flower, is a symbol of remembrance of those who died during or were executed after the 1916 Rising. It was first designed by Cumann na mBan (The Republican women’s organisation) in 1925 to raise money for the dependants of Republican prisoners and to commemorate the men and women who fought in The Easter Rising 1916.
The Lily is a beautiful flower first seen in the springtime and hence its connection with Easter 1916 when the first buds of the modern Irish freedom struggle blossomed. Its colours – Green, White and Orange echo the national flag, the tri-colour, which symbolises the hope for Peace, Harmony and Unity between all sections of the community on the island of Ireland.
In this centenary year of the Easter Rising, the Irish Government have put in place a programme of commemorative events . deBlaca has launched Easter Lily jewellery in hallmarked silver to commemorate the Centenary Year.