The European Union has sent millions of diaries to schools which list the dates of Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Jewish and Chinese festivals - but omit any mention of Christian celebrations.
In an extraordinary move, three million 2011 notebooks were printed at a cost of £4.4million to the taxpayer. Around 350,000 of the diaries have already been shipped to schools in the UK alone.
There is no record for Christmas, Easter or Lent - despite bureaucrats carefully listing the EU’s self-styled ‘Europe Day’ on May 9.
The EU was forced to apologise in the wake of the blunder as religious groups expressed their disbelief.
John Dalli, consumer commissioner said: 'We regret this' and apologised. (Read more.)
Sunday, January 16, 2011
EU Student Diaries List Muslim and Hindu Holidays, But Omit Christian Holidays
It's one thing to be open to other cultures. It's another to actively destroy your own.