City holidays renamed in Bloomington to reflect ‘cultural sensitivity’

Bloomington, Ind.
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BLOOMINGTON (WISH) – The city of Bloomington is changing the name of two paid time off holidays in an effort to “reflect cultural sensitivity.”

The city will now refer to “Good Friday” as “Spring Holiday” and “Columbus Day” as “Fall Holiday.”

Both days are paid time off for employees.

“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,” said Bloomington Mayor, John Hamilton.