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Posted: 10/11/2007 6:04:19 AM EST
Empire State building to go green for Muslim holiday


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.

Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month, is expected to be celebrated in New York from Friday, depending on when the new moon is sighted, and the city's tallest skyscraper will remain green until Sunday.

Built in the early 1930s, the 443-meter-tall (1,454-feet-tall) Empire State Building was first lit up with colored lighting in 1976, when red, white and blue lights were used to mark the American Bicentennial.

An estimated seven million Muslims live in the United States.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:05:44 AM EST
Watch'em try to blow it up as a symbol.
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IBTL!
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:41:00 AM EST
Probably get flamed for this, but if they do it for other religions why not?
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[Last Edit: 10/11/2007 6:43:41 AM EST by Aimless]
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Aimless

See I was nice
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[Last Edit: 10/11/2007 6:42:34 AM EST by thebeekeeper1]
Dupe times several.
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