EU sends diaries to schools listing Hindu-Muslim festivals, omitting Christian celebrations

London, Jan 14 (ANI): The European Union has reportedly sent millions of diaries to schools, which list the dates of Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Jewish and Chinese festivals, but leaves out Christian festivals.

According to the Daily Mail, three million 2011 notebooks were printed at a cost of 4.4 million pounds to the taxpayer, and around 350,000 of the diaries have already been sent to schools in the UK alone.

However, there is no record of important Christian festivals like Christmas and Easter.

European Catholic Commission spokeswoman Johanna Touzel described the mistakes 'just incredible.'

"Christmas and Easter are important feasts for hundreds of millions of Christians and Europeans. If the Commission does not mark Christmas as a feast in its diaries then it should be working as normal on December 25," the paper quoted her, as saying.

Meanwhile, EU officials have described the diaries as 'a rather gross error' but Could not identify what exactly led to such mistakes.

The diaries contain much information for modern-day youngsters aged between 12 and 16, like mobile phone costs, the dangers of the Internet and climate change. (ANI)

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