As those celebrating Eid take to the streets to mark the beginning of the three-day festivities, one of London’s centrepieces will shine in a special crescent moon light display to mark the occasion.
The London Eye is set to lit up as the sun went down on the first day of Eid, after 30 days of Ramadan, the ninth month in the calendar of Islam, where those practicing observe strict fasting from sunrise to sunset. Today (April 21) marks the final day of this period, and for three days, the Eid al-Fitr festival will be a jubilant celebration.
As it did last year, the display will feature a crescent moon, which will wax to a full moon before the crescent moon appeared once more, which will be followed by a sea of sparkles to mark the festivities.
Imran Tauqir, General Manager of the lastminute.com London Eye, said: “We are proud to support our capital’s diverse communities and join billions of Muslims around the world in celebrating Eid by lighting up the London skyline with our bespoke light up. We wish all our Muslim friends a very happy Eid Mubarak!”
And, the Eid On The Square celebrations are taking place at Trafalgar Square once again this year. You can find more information about the event, which takes place on April 29, here.
Eid Mubarak to all our readers who observe the celebrations!