As those celebrating Eid yesterday took to the streets to mark the beginning of the three-day festivities, one of London’s centrepieces shone in a special crescent moon light display to mark the occasion.
The London Eye 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. May 1 marked the final day of this period, and from May 2-4, the Eid al-Fitr festival marks a jubilant celebration.
The display featured a crescent moon, which waxed to a full moon before the crescent moon appeared once more. It then burst into a sea of sparkles to mark the festivities.
The London Eye team took to social media to write: “The lastminute.com London Eye is proud to support our capital’s diverse communities and we wish all our Muslim friends a very happy Eid Mubarak!”
And, for the first time since 2019, the Eid On The Square celebrations are taking place at Trafalgar Square once again this year, after two years of pandemic-induced cancellations. You can find more information about the event, which takes place this Saturday May 7, here.
Eid Mubarak to all our readers who observe the celebrations!