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London council forgets Easter in favour of Ramadan


A council in London has rushed to put up Easter decorations after receiving backlash for only exhibiting a Ramadan display.

Westminster City Hall's window underwent a change within 24 hours as a "Happy Easter" display appeared on Thursday evening.

On Wednesday night, a source at the council said: "I am sure we will be doing something."

The display consisting of two posters, wishing the public a "Happy Easter", bunting, multicoloured eggs and cut out rabbits, finally appeared on Thursday evening.

It follows concerns over support for other major faiths during important festivals amid Ramadan lights on display in central London over the Easter weekend.

Lights in Oxford Street and between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square were switched on earlier this month by London mayor Sadiq Khan.

The lights which read "Happy Ramadan" are funded by the Aziz Foundation, a charity founded by Asif Aziz.

The display has received praise but also sparked questions over why an Easter feature has not been put in place ahead of this weekend.

Writing on social media, one person said: "Insult to everyone who is Christian, they have never done Easter lights for us."

Another said: "We are a Christian country. Easter is one of the main feasts in the Christian calendar. It should not be overshadowed by other religious events."

Ramadan occurs at a different time every year due to the alignment of the Moon and this year Easter falls within the same month.