Auckland, May 23, 2020
Sky Tower, a world famous landmark of Auckland, will light up for two nights as Muslims mark Eid Al Fitr, following the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan.
The Tower, owned by SkyCity Hotels Group, will turn and white symbolising Islam on Sunday, May 24, and Monday, May 25, 2020.
Muslims in New Zealand will celebrate three days of Eid Al Fitr from Sunday.
Chairperson of New Zealand Eid Day Trust, Javed Dadabhai was excited about the opportunity for the Muslim community.
Covid-19 rules honoured
“Eid Al Fitr is regarded as a time to celebrate, with Muslims gathering with their friends and family to show gratitude toward God following the previous month of reflection. In keeping with public health requirements due to Covid-19, faith-based gatherings are currently limited to ten people. As such, Eid Al Fitr will be celebrated differently this year,” he said.
Mr Dadabhai said that his community was appreciative of the gesture by SkyCity to help collectively celebrate Eid through one of New Zealand’s most iconic attractions.
SkyCity Hotels Group General Manager Brad Burnett said, “We are a multicultural nation and we hope that by lighting the Sky Tower for Eid will help our Muslim community feel closer together while physically apart,” he said.
About Sky Tower
The Sky Tower is the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere.
SkyCity lights the Sky Tower for charities or community initiatives that the company supports financially to mark national holidays, milestones or other celebrations or events, or as a symbol of respect or solidarity.