Empire State Building glows green for Eidul Fitr

The iconic building honours Eid by changing their light display to green


Entertainment Desk July 18, 2015
The iconic building honours Eid by changing their light display to green. PHOTO: ESBNYC

The Empire State Building was lit green in celebration of Eidul Fitr this year, a tradition dating back to 2007.

Since 1976 the iconic building has maintained a custom of changing colour to recognize various occasions and organizations through a display of fancy lights.

The Empire State Building honoured the Muslim holy day by changing their usual display of white lights to green.

In 2007, the building's management said in a statement: "This is the first time that the Empire State Building will be illuminated for Eid, and the lighting will become an annual event in the same tradition of the yearly lightings for Christmas and Hannukah."

New York's tallest building already celebrates Christmas, Hannukah and St Patrick's Day by changing the colour scheme of its three tiers of night-time lights.

COMMENTS (13)

Parveen Sultana | 5 years ago | Reply If 13% of New Yorker are muslims why is there no Sharia law? Time to implement Sharia law at least for muslims. The rest will follow later when they revert to Islam.
AA | 6 years ago | Reply @Shaukat shah: Why are you crediting it to yourself ? Do you have anything to do with it ?
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