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Theresa May has described the decision to drop the word Easter from the name of Cadbury and National Trust egg hunts as "absolutely ridiculous".

Her comments come after the Archbishop of York said calling the event the Cadbury Egg Hunt was like "spitting on the grave" of the firm's Christian founder, John Cadbury.

But Cadbury said Easter was referred to on much of its packaging and marketing.

The National Trust also denied it was downplaying the significance of Easter.

'Very important festival'
The annual egg hunts at National Trust properties around the country over the Easter weekend have been run in partnership with Cadbury for 10 years. About 300 will be taking place this year.

The event has previously been called an 'Easter Egg Trail' but this year it has been promoted as 'Cadbury's Great British Egg Hunt'. Both organisations do refer to Easter within their promotional adverts.

Mrs May told ITV News: "I'm not just a vicar's daughter - I'm a member of the National Trust as well.

"I think the stance they have taken is absolutely ridiculous. I don't know what they are thinking about frankly. Easter's very important... It's a very important festival for the Christian faith for millions across the world."


Muslims should take care in regards participating in festivals with non-Islamic religious associations. Since may include foods specifically associated with a particular religionís belief at a specific time e.g. Catholic altar wafers.

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