Hari Raya Aidilfitri
Hari Raya Aidilfitri or commonly known as the Muslim Festival of Eid is a prolonged joyous celebration in Malaysia which goes on throughout the month of Ramadan. However the first two days of the Hari Raya Aidilfitri festival are declared as religious holidays in Malaysia while it provides the perfect opportunity for you to experience the true traditional Malay culture.
While following a series of traditional Muslim rituals, Hari Raya Aidilfitri is not merely a religious festival for Muslims. Dressed up in glamorous attire, friends and families reunite to celebrate the event. Sometimes Muslim families dress up in similar coloured clothes as a symbol of harmony and unity. The streets, mosques and commercial buildings are illuminated with multicoloured lights and festooned with traditional decorations, enhancing the festive mood.
Amidst all these carousing, Ramadan Bazaar is considered as one of the main attractions of the city during the celebrations. Resplendent in every nook and cranny of the city are food stalls selling a wide variety of scrumptious Malay delicacies. If you take a trip down these street bazaars, you will notice an array of boutique shops selling fashionable garments, costume accessories and ornamental handicrafts.
Hari Raya Aidilfitri in Malaysia is an open event which allows anyone to partake and is the ideal time to indulge in the Malay cultural revelry, not forgetting a cheerful greeting of “Selamat Hari Raya”.