Downtown lights up for Ramadan

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AMMAN — Illuminated decorations, crescents and stars have lit up downtown Amman in celebration of the holy month of Ramadan. 

The illuminated decorations have turned the city centre into the main hub for Jordanians, who flock to downtown Amman right after the end of the fast-breaking iftar meal, often staying until the start of suhoor before dawn.

Initiated by the Amman Chamber of Commerce (ACC), the illuminations are part of a campaign implemented in cooperation with the Greater Amman Municpality and the Arab Bank, according to an ACC statement. 

ACC President Issa Murad said this is the third consecutive year the campaign has been implemented, with the aim of boosting the commercial scene in the area. 

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The positive reactions of people towards the illuminated decorations prompted the ACC to hold the campaign for a third year, an ACC statement said. 

The campaign will last until the end of Eid Al Fitr, Murad said.