National Day of Reflection

Tuesday 23rd March 2021 will mark one year since the start of the first lockdown. Since then many of us have lost loved ones.

Whether it has been through COVID or another cause, loss has been particularly difficult this year, as many of the ways we mark someone's passing have not been possible.

But there are some things that are possible.

We can take a moment to remember and reflect on the people we have lost this year. We can show our friends and neighbours who are still grieving that we see them and we are thinking of them. We can come together to show hope for the months ahead.


How can I join in?


We will be setting up 3 locations around Ormeau, from Sun 21 - Sun 28th March, where people can use to take a moment to remember and reflect on those they have lost and show support to their fellow Ormeau residents.

We'll be offering yellow ribbons to tie, which will be available at the locations. You are welcome to add other items that are special to you, whether that's flowers, photos or something else.

Volunteers will be tidying up each area on Thursday 25th March. If you want to keep any items please collect them before then.



  • Nazareth Care Village

  • Cooke Church

  • Rosario Youth Centre

If you would like to suggest another location get in touch.


Other ways to join in

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You can support the National Day of Reflection in any way that works for you. 

Join others by lighting a candle in your window at 8pm.

Or how about putting one of these colourful posters in your window.

If you know someone who is grieving why not send them some flowers to let you know you are thinking of them.


Support if you are dealing with loss


If you or someone you know is grieving you can get support.


Partners and Fundraising

This event has been organised by volunteers from Open Ormeau, with support from Ballynafeigh Community Development Association and Forward South.

The National Day of Reflection is an idea arranged by Marie Curie. If you feel a donation would help you pay respects to someone you can make a gift to Marie Curie who help run hospice services in Belfast or an organisation of your choice.