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Indiana City Renames Good Friday, Columbus Day to be More 'Inclusive'

11-21-2016
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Officials in Bloomington, Indiana, say they're renaming two holidays to be more culturally sensitive and inclusive.

Good Friday will now be called "spring holiday" and Columbus Day will be known as "fall holiday."

The Bloomington Times-Herald reports that Mayor John Hamilton announced the change in a memo to city employees Friday.
    
"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," Hamilton wrote.
    
"These updated names for two days of well-merited time off is another way we can demonstrate our commitment to inclusivity," he added.
  
Many on the Left have wanted to get rid of Columbus Day because they believe the discovery of America led to oppression and genocide of Native Americans.

While Good Friday is not a federal holiday, Christians observe it as the day Jesus Christ was crucified by the Romans.

The holidays will remain paid days off for city employees. Although the state of Indiana is conservative, Bloomington is a liberal city.

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