Nick Clegg's Easter 2014 message

Message by the Deputy Prime Minister to mark Easter.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Painted Easter eggs hanging from a tree

Happy Easter 2014: message from Nick Clegg

This Easter, millions of families and friends, of all faiths and none, will come together across Britain to enjoy the holiday period.

For Christians, of course, Easter is one of the most important festivals of the year. Following Lent, it is a time to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and reflect upon his life and teachings. And whether you are Christian or not, I’m sure many people can relate to the messages of love, forgiveness and tolerance that Easter represents.

I want to pay tribute to the millions of Christians in the UK who work so hard to put those values into action. What you do enriches our society in so many ways, whether through charity work at home and abroad or your dialogue and cooperation with other faiths across communities.

And, to Christians and non-Christians alike, I hope you all get a chance to enjoy the break.

Happy Easter.

Published 17 April 2014