Sunday, August 19, 2012

Hari Raya Aidilfitri Is Here Again!

Hari Raya Aidifitri is here again!

Pic By Ordinary Malaysian

Many Malaysian Muslims have balik kampung (gone back  home to the villages) or on their way home to celebrate the end of the fasting month and to usher in the Aid.

The roads are clearing and Kuala Lumpur is becoming quiet but the highways heading out are all getting jammed with those rushing home to celebrate the long Raya holidays.

I remember that when I was a kid, my Chinese friends and I used to cycle, in the night, to kampung Melayu nearby where we stayed, just to enjoy the festive mood of HariRaya.

The kampung folks wound light the pelitas (lamps) around their homes and this lent a fairyland atmosphere to the surrounding. The children and even the adults would play the really loud bamboo cannon firecrackers and I really loved that!

Many of our Malay classmates would invite us to their homes to celebrate HariRaya and we never declined. We loved the rendang and lemang and of course the various kuih muih (Malay sweetmeats and pastries) and the rose flavoured drinks and the agar-agar (jelly)

Kampungs are where you will really feel the Raya mood.

To all my Malay and Muslim friends I wish them

Pic Taken By Ordinary Malaysian


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