The Empire State Building Shines Green for Muslim Holiday Eid

    NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /CNW/ -- For the second year, the Empire State
Building will shine its world-famous tower lights in green on Tuesday,
September 30 and Wednesday, October 1, 2008 for its annual celebration of
Eid-al-Fitr, the "Festival of Fast-breaking," which marks the end of Ramadan.
The lighting for Eid is an annual event in the same tradition of the Empire
State Building's yearly lightings for Christmas and Hanukah. The Empire State
Building's tower lights are world renowned for celebrating different
nationalities, holidays, parades, and events of importance to the world.

    At the end of Ramadan, Muslims throughout the world observe a joyous
celebration called Eid-al-Fitr. This holiday marks the completion of a month
of intense spiritual renewal and is a time for Muslims to celebrate with
family and friends, exchange gifts, and to help those in need.  In Islam, the
color green symbolizes joy and the importance of nature.

    During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world observe a
strict fast from sunrise until sunset, participate in prayer, give to charity
and demonstrate acts of kindness.

    About the Empire State Building
    Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan, the Empire State Building is
the "World's Most Famous Office Building."  With new investments in
infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has
attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the
world.  The skyscraper's robust broadcasting technology supports all major
television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The
Empire State Building was named America's favorite building in a poll
conducted by the American Institute of Architects. The Empire State Building
Observatory is one of the world's most beloved attractions and is the region's
#1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building,
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