Hari Raya Aidilfitri in Malaysia

Eid Mubarak!!

     Malaysian Muslims celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri which is also known as “Hari Raya Puasa” to conclude the holy month of fasting Ramadan. Hari Raya means “the day of celebration” and it begins in the evening of May 2 and ends in the evening of May 4, 2022. This is one of the most major festival celebrated by Muslim community. On the occasion of the festival, all the people will fly to their homes and spend their precious time with their friends and family.

 

Hari Raya Home Light Decoration

     One of the significant role in the creation of festival atmosphere is Light. The Light enhances our home and give pleasant mood to enjoy the festival. Malaysians will add little extra spark to their homes with lightning to make the festival more live and to invite their guests. Beautiful lights and the Ribboned Ketupats will enhance their house during Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

Malaysian Delicious Cuisine and Dining
     None of festivals will be completed without the traditional foods. Excellent Cuisines will be presented in “Open houses“. Ketupat is one of the must served dishes at Hari Raya. Muslims will generally invite all their friends and families to have Ketupat and other traditional dishes such as Satay, Lemang, Rendang, Dodol. This invitations is extended to all the people irrespective of religion to encorage peace, harmony and the culture.

Festival Gifts
     During Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Malay Muslims in Malaysia, Brunei, and Singapore present money in green packets to their guests who visits their home. Muslims would prefer green packets otherwise known as “Sampul Duit Raya“, as the color is traditionally associated with Islam. Most of Malay Muslims do not expect guests to present gifts rather than their valuable presence in the celebration.

Greetings in Hari Raya Puasa
     The traditional greeting used by Malay Muslims is “Selamat Hari Raya” which means “Happy Hari Raya” which translated to “I seek forgiveness from you“. They would also celebrate by saying “Eid Mubarak” an Arabic by origin, which also denotes “Happy Hari Raya“.

Selamat Hari Raya!!