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The Deputy Prime Minister has recorded a video message wishing everyone a happy Easter.
As one of the most significant Christian festivals, Easter is a time of reflection and renewal. What it celebrates is the moving and powerful story of Jesus’s sacrifice and resurrection.
As the poet Spenser wrote, “Love is the lesson which the Lord us taught.
And the values that Jesus lived his life by - compassion, humility and forgiveness – resonate with people of all faiths and none.
It’s why so many people, both Christian and not, use the weeks before Easter – the forty days of Lent – to take stock of what is truly important to them and their families. Whether that is through giving their time to volunteer or going without something in their own lives to help those most in need. It all makes a difference.
Easter is also a time that many people spend with their families, relaxing and enjoying the break in their different ways.
So, whatever you’re up to this weekend, I hope you have a very happy Easter.