The word Easter has been deleted from the Annual National Trust Egg Hunt, which is causing outrage from many different quarters including the PM.
The National Trust has been accused of white washing their annual Easter Egg Hunt. This, more than likely is a decision to not offend those of a different religion, despite the fact that Easter is a Christian festival that is meant to celebrate the resurrection of Christ.
The Prime Minister, Theresa May, who incidentally is the daughter of a vicar, slammed the decision as ‘ridiculous’ and ‘airbrushing’, stating that ‘Easter is important to her’, continuing the scathing attack, she said of the choice ‘I don’t know what they were thinking about’.
Mrs. May has also implored the National Trust to rethink their decision.
Twitter has also erupted with speculations, complaints, and the National Trust Twitter Feed is currently in overdrive.
The hunt, organised by Cadbury, has been held every Easter for the last 10 years, however, for the previous 9 years, has always had the word Easter somewhere in the event name. This year however, it will be called the Great British Egg Hunt, ironic really considering the sudden influx of migrants.
This has led to many, including ourselves, as to whether the whole thing is simply a money making ploy by The National Trust and Cadburys (who is now owned by Kraft Foods) to maximize profits by dropping the religious theme.
The Church of England has also condemned the choice, while the National Trust can be quoted as saying they are ‘in no way downplaying the significance of Easter’ and that ‘Cadbury who are responsible for the naming and wording of our egg hunt campaign’.
Many people may also be wondering just why, when so many children from other faiths have enjoyed Easter Egg Hunts in previous years, along with meals with family friends that do celebrate Easter, that they have decided to sweep the word Easter under the carpet.
This seems to be consumerism gone mad, and also another chip of British culture and heritage being hacked away at to ensure that we can offend nobody. The term, if you don’t like it, don’t participate in it, is surely most apt in this situation.
If you’re a vegetarian, don’t eat meat, but don’t try to force everyone else to drop their burgers for fear of upsetting you or worse still, offending you.
For years the Easter Egg Hunt has been part of British life, Christian or not, and it seems bashful at the very least to try and remove the most descriptive part of the name, without the word Easter in it, it’s just a load of kids wandering round aimlessly in a stately homes gardens trying to find enough gaudily packaged chocolate eggs to give themselves type 2 diabetes.
We implore Cadbury to rethink this faux pas, for the true meaning of Easter is going the same way as Christmas, money, money, money, and it is a sad state of affairs when even the non Christians are ticked off at the fact the term Easter has been dropped.