Philadelphia: City Has “Christmas Village” Renamed “Holiday Village” After Receiving Complaints…
It’s that season again, which means that for the third year in a row, the German Christmas Village has set up a cozy collection of wooden booths and tree vendors in Dilworth Plaza on the west side of City Hall.
But a few shoppers noticed something amiss yesterday on the tall metal archways signaling the entrances to the shops. The archways had just one word on top – “Village.”
Sounds festive, eh?
It turns out that the letters spelling “Christmas” were removed yesterday afternoon from the archways on the north and west sides of the plaza, at the request of Managing Director Richard Negrin. They will be replaced with the word “Holiday.”
City spokesman Mark McDonald said Negrin asked for the change after the city received complaints from workers and residents.
“As a city of great diversity, one shouldn’t be surprised that there’s a difference of views when it comes to symbols and words,” McDonald said.
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Since the village in question is specifically German, and as German traditions are the source of many of America's Christmas traditions, it does seem ridiculous to rename it.
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