Claim: A 2010 calendar distributed by Publix supermarkets identifies
Example: [Collected via e-mail, January 2010]
Dear Fellow Americans,
Publix is giving away free calendars at their stores. This calendar is a disgrace and an insult to every American. This Publix calendar displays
I have attached a copy of the December 2010 page for your review.
Please go to http://publix.com. On top of the page is a link to “Contact us”, click on this and on the next page under the Consumer Relations paragraph is the link for
Let Publix know that you will not tolerate this un-American attitude and boycott their stores. You can inform them that your shopping will be done at Walmart, Target and Winn Dixie, who recognize Americans and their fighting men and women. And, they are also cheaper than Publix.
Origins: Muslims observe the Islamic New Year on the first day of Muharram, which is the first month in the Islamic calendar. However, since the Islamic calendar is based on a lunar calendar of
relative to the Gregorian calendar from year to year: the Islamic New Year fell on
In 2010, the Islamic New Year corresponds to
That Publix’s calendars included mention of the Islamic New Year but not Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day was a source of some controversy (although Publix pointed out that the Islamic New Year had been noted on their calendars since 2006, while Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day had never been listed). The company responded by stating it would add a notation for the latter to the next year’s calendars:
This year, Islamic New Year happens to fall on We regret that the day of remembrance — Pearl
For several years, Publix has given away calendars with valuable coupons inside. Traditionally, our calendars have solely noted holidays. Due to the number of holidays in a calendar year, days of remembrance have not been noted.
This year, Islamic New Year happens to fall on
We regret that the day of remembrance — Pearl
Last updated: 9 January 2010
Cerabino, Frank. “Publix Calendar Yanked Through Political Mischief.” The Palm Beach Post. 9 January 2010. Ortega, Juan. “Complaints Prompt Publix to Remove Calendar That Omitted Pearl Harbor.” [South Florida] Sun-Sentinel. 8 January 2010. UPI. “Pearl Harbor Omission Plagues Calendar.” 9 January 2010.