Salam and dear all…
Thank you for visiting my site. Long time didn’t wrote a new post due to the “Hari Raya Aidilfitri” (Eid ul-Fitr) holidays, about 9 days. Now I’m went back for my routine jobs. This 2010 year in Malaysia, the Eid was falling on 10th September 2010. As the previous and past years, my family’s celebration of Eid not much differed. But this year I made a different practices during night-time, that was fishing “udang galah”(freshwater prawan). Fishing was my hobby..hehe. About five minutes journey from my home, there was a bridge and river. Its called Kuantan’s River. For your information, Kuantan was the capital of Pahang ( one of the states located in the East of Peninsular Malaysia).
During the first day of Eid, on the early morning after taking bathed, everyone had a nice dressed. Man were wearing “baju melayu” (Malay’s Muslim traditional dress) while the woman or girl wore “baju kurung” or “kebaya” ( Malay’s woman traditional dress). Then, we went to the mosque for the Eid’s prayer. This year, my family and I went to the State Mosque.
Return home from the mosque, we all gathered in dining hall to had our breakfast. In Malaysia during the Eid, people will prepared the special foods such as “rendang“, chicken rice, satay, “nasi impit” (malay rice cake) and many more. This year, my lovely mum cooked “nasi minyak” (Malaysian Festive Rice). After finish took our morning meal, everyone will gathered in main hall. This was the main ‘event’ for during the Eid. My father and mother sat on the sofa, the rest will sat on the floor. Starting with the elder sister until the last or younger brother, we will kneed down in-front of our parents, shake and kiss their hand as a symbol of apologize to our parents for any mistakes or dis-actions that we have done to our parents either known or unknown.
Then, we waited for the guests or relatives visiting our house. As usual, most of our guests were children. Why? During the Eid festive, there had being a culture that adults will gave the money to the children that came to visit their house. This cultured had being practiced a long time ago until today. Normally the money will be put in a nice envelop that was designed special for Eid.
That’s all a short preview that I can wrote this time about our Eid Festive celebration on the first’s day morning and little generally about the culture of celebration during “Hari Raya Aidilfitri” in Malaysia. BYE. See you soon.
Eid ul-Fitr, often abbreviated to Eid, is a three-day Muslim holidays that marks the end of Ramadhan, the Islamic holy month of fasting . Eid is an Arabic word meaning “festivity”, while Fitr means “conclusion of the fast”; and so the holiday celebrates the conclusion of the thirty days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadhan. The first day of Eid, therefore, falls on the first day of the month Shawwal (Syawal).