City renames Good Friday, Columbus Day; says titles are ‘culturally insensitive’

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BLOOMINGTON, Indiana — The mayor of a city in Indiana has renamed Good Friday and Columbus Day there “to better reflect cultural sensitivity in the workplace,” according to the Bloomington Herald-Times. 

The paid holidays will now be called ‘Fall Holiday’ and ‘Spring Holiday’ instead for the city’s nearly 700 employees.

Fox News reports that Mayor John Hamilton notified employees with a memo earlier this month.

It said in part:

“We are terrifically proud of our diverse workforce at the city. That diversity makes us stronger and more representative of the public we proudly serve. These updated names for two days of well-merited time off is another way we can demonstrate our commitment to inclusivity.”

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