For the first time ever, streets in Central London have been decorated to welcome the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Welcoming a ‘Happy Ramadan’, streets have been adorned with lanterns, stars and moons.
Ramadan, the 9th hijri month and the holiest month in the Islamic calendar will start on Thursday, March 23, according to the astronomical calculations.
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In Ramadan, adult Muslims, save the sick and those traveling, abstain from food, drink, smoking and sex between dawn and sunset.
Muslims dedicate their time during the holy month to be closer to Allah through prayers, self-restraint, and good deeds.
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People celebrated the new Ramadan decorations, sharing its photos on social media.
Central London decorated with lights for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan 🌙 pic.twitter.com/il1hIHKhgg— hamza (@IamHardTalk) March 17, 2023
As if London have put up lights for Ramadan 😍 pic.twitter.com/NvSfWXpZnl— M (@_Mxarzz) March 17, 2023
This is London 👇🏻— Tell MAMA UK (@TellMamaUK) March 17, 2023
Welcoming #Ramadan with Ramadan Lights founded by Aisha Desai is a great initiative by the @MayorofLondon sponsored by the @AzizFndn#Ramadan1444 #Ramadan2023
اهلاً رمضان pic.twitter.com/Fjx6OVqFFg
Central london celebration for ramadan. pic.twitter.com/QwBmG9gM3x— O Mahdi 🇱🇧🇬🇧 (@Sammahdi101) March 18, 2023
Happy Ramadan from London.— Zulfiqar Ahmed 🤔 (@ZulfiqarAhmed69) March 18, 2023
Previously we could only see the Christmas lights in London.
The time is changing. pic.twitter.com/QlvhyEGf6N
London’s Coventry Street is illuminated with lights for Ramadan as Muslims prepare for the upcoming holy month. Muslims make up around 14% of the population in London, according to 2019 statistics pic.twitter.com/1XsaebNPyo— TRT World (@trtworld) March 18, 2023