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Ramadan has London in lights

This month on Coventry Street, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is celebrating the holy month of Ramadan by illuminating a “Happy Ramadan” display. Lighting up 30,000 lights for the second year running, London’s West End is celebrating Ramadan. Mayor Sadiq Khan, along with the other 1.3 million Muslims in London, are currently halfway through celebrating Ramadan.

You can find out more about the lights and where to see them at:

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is a meaningful time for Muslims; as it marks the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. This year, Ramadan is expected to last 30 days, starting on the 11th of March and ending on the 9th of April. Each month begins with the sighting of a new crescent moon, as the Islamic calendar is set by the lunar cycle.
During this month, Muslims strengthen their connection with God through kindness and patience by fasting and charitable giving. Muslims will express the importance of reciting the Quran during Ramadan. Ramadan is celebrated as Muslims believe that during this month, the first verses of the Quran (Islam’s holy book) were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.

With Ramadan passing the halfway point, our team here at Better Waste would like to wish all those who are celebrating a Ramadan Mubarak, meaning “Blessed Ramadan.”.