I really don't get the controversy. Like, who cares?
There are lots of religious holidays that promote positive values. I think those are good. How can anyone be offended by that? Whether or not you believe in any religion or any God/god/gods, why would you care?
Is this why the UK has "bank holidays"?
Are festive decorations offensive?
Now, the Indian festival of colours... That's a different matter... I think you really need to make certain that you're wearing clothes that can get all coloured. You do need a bit of warning for that one. But like seriously... if you're going to be showered in colours, you know ahead of time.
(It sounds like a wicked cool festival/holiday!) But like how could anyone be offended by that?
One of my favourite holidays is Buddah's birthday. Like what's not to love?
I haven't seen/read/heard any kind of intelligent argument that would justify suppressing any kind of festival/holiday.
Am I just thick-skinned?