Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Empire State Building to go green for `Eid


The Agence France-Presse reports:

NEW YORK - New York's iconic Empire State Building is to be lit up green from Friday in honor of the Muslim holiday of Eid, the biggest festival in the Muslim calendar marking the end of Ramadan, officials said.

"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," according to a statement.

Read on: AFP

5 comments:

Affad Shaikh said...

DARN IT!!! I WAS GOING TO POST ON THIS DURING MY INSOMNIA AND YOU TOOK THAT AWAY FROM ME!!!
(good catch, kudos on post)

Huda Shaka` said...

As simple as it is, I think this gesture means a lot.
Eid Mubarak everyone!

Affad Shaikh said...

(I am sure it isnt just a PR stunt)

Angie Ellaboudy said...

Was juuuuuust gonna post this.. and then checked the blog to make sure someone hadn't already posted it..

sheeesh... let the posting wars begin!! :P

Huda Shaka` said...

You can say thank you to the Empire State building here (go to 'contact us' link in top right hand corner):
http://www.esbnyc.com/index2.cfm?CFID=24749570&CFTOKEN=80611273