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When India's CST and New York's Empire State lit up in Green
Tuesday July 21, 2015 11:05 AM, Agencies


Mumbai/New York:
As hundreds of thousands of Muslims accross the world celebrated Eid al Fitr this weekend with traditional gaiety and religious fervor, the iconic landmarks around the globe were lit in green lights to commemorate the festival which marks the end of Ramadan.

Among them are India's iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) - formerly known as the Victoria Terminus (VT) in Mumbai, and the Empire State building in New York. Both the landmarks turned green this weekend to celebrate Eid al Fitr.

CNN published Shriprakash Shukla (@spshukla1963) photo with his tweet: 'A view of CST station illuminated in green light ahead of Eid in Mumbai on Thursday.'

London's William Morris Gallery also took to a different shades and turned green to mark the occasion.

The Empire State building was illuminated with the green lights until 2:00 a.m. (EST) on Saturday morning when the building traditionally turns out its lights, AFP reported.

Empire State

The skyscraper has carried out the tradition "for several years now, it is an annual lighting," a building spokeswoman told AFP.

The Empire State building changes color for significant events and religious holidays, including Christmas, Easter and Chanukah. It turned red, white and blue for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team's World Cup victory and went blue to honor fallen NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.

However, it was for the first time that the landmark was illuminated in green lights on the occasion of Eid al Fitr.

The bright green building was a social media hit over the weekend.

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