City of Bloomington renames two holidays

Mayor John Hamilton cited cultural sensitivity as the reason the City of Bloomington changed the names of two paid holidays.

Columbus Day, the October holiday celebrating Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas, will be called Fall Holiday, and Good Friday, the Friday before Easter Sunday, will be called Spring Holiday, according to a message sent to the city of Bloomington employees.

“These updated names for two days of well-merited time off is another way we can demonstrate our commitment to inclusivity,” Hamilton said in the message published by the Herald Times.

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