To mark the Islamic holy month of fasting, Ramadan, London’s Piccadilly Circus has been illuminated with special lights, which is a first-time occurrence. Mayor Sadiq Khan initiated the display, and numerous individuals came together on Tuesday to commemorate this noteworthy event.
Thousands of lights were used to create an installation that illuminated the streets with the words “Happy Ramadan”.
Sadiq Khan has switched on the London’s first ever celebratory Ramadan lights, in Piccadilly Circus.
It is the first time a European city has seen such a grand display for the festival, with the installation featuring 30,000 sustainable lights.
The initiative was led by the non-profit organization Ramadan Lights UK, which rallied to set up the display through public donations. The organization’s founder, Aisha Desai, said: “As a child, a trip into central London to see the festive lights was an annual treat.
“My sister and I would lie in the back of the car looking at the lights through the sunroof. It was magical.
As a proud Muslim, I wanted to bring some of that magic to my community… And three years ago, that journey began with Ramadan Lights.
‘And our generous donors have helped us go from strength to strength.’
The lights read Happy Ramadan, with glittering moons and stars to match.
The curated concept depicts the phases of the moon throughout Ramadan.
Many tweeted Ramadan Lights.