Saturday, October 13, 2007

Empire State Building Goes Green...

...for Muslim Holiday.

NEW YORK — The Empire State Building is aglow in green this weekend to honor the Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.

The 102-story building routinely lights up its famous spire to honor everything from traditional holidays to sporting events to notable charities to “the myriad ethnic groups living in the New York City area,” according to the building's website.

But Thursday night marked the first time the all-green lighting was used to mark the kickoff of Eid-al-Fitr, a three-day celebration for Muslims around the world.

The all-green lighting was used earlier in the week to promote the city's Parks Department....MORE