London’s West End Lit Up By Ramadan Lights For First Time Ever

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

22 Mar 2023

London’s West End has been lit up with lights to mark the Islamic holy month of Ramadan for the first time ever.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, officially switched on the lights, which are the first street illumination to celebrate the holy month in the UK and Europe.

The 30,000 lights form to spell out “Happy Ramadan”, while also depicting crescent moons, stars and traditional lanterns.

The concept was curated by Ramadan Lights UK, a not-for-profit organisation which aims to spread awareness of the month.

The illuminating display will hang over Coventry Street until April 21st.

Khan said: “I’m delighted that London is the first major European city to host a spectacular light display to mark Ramadan. ‘Ramadan Lights’ [is] a true symbol of how our capital celebrates our diversity.”