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Malay Festival

Malay Festival

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  • Date Submitted: 07/26/2012 5:38 AM
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Malay Festival
Hari Raya Aidilfitri
Hari Raya Aidilfitri is celebrated by the Muslims people all over the world. “Hari Raya Aidilfitri can also refer as Hari Raya Idul Fitri and also Hari Raya Puasa is the Malay term for the Muslim Festival of Eid ul –Fitr. Hari Raya is also known as Lebaran. Muslims in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines celebrate Eid like other Muslims throughout the world. The term "Hari Raya" literally means "Big Day" — it is also occasionally used to refer to Eid ul-Adha in the form of "Hari Raya Aidiladha". The main greeting used by Muslims in Malaysia and Singapore is "Selamat Hari Raya" which means "Happy Eid" in Malay. Another greeting is "maaf zahir dan batin" which translates loosely to "I seek forgiveness (from you) physically and spiritually", for Hari Raya is a time to reconcile and renew relationships with others.”[1]
Fasting
Fasting (Hari Raya Puasa) is the day when all the Muslims has to fast for a month. Malays names this fasting period as Ramadan. The Muslims people must to fast from dawn to dusk. The main reason for the Muslims to celebrate this festival by fasting is to show the sympathy for the victims which is suffering from hungry and also want to let the new generation don’t waste and appreciate the food and also to make the new generation to be more patience and discipline.
Normally the Muslims will serve their dish before sun rise. After this they won’t eat or drink until the sunset. During the month of fasting, the Muslims were avoiding to smoke, lying, breaking promise, and cheating and have sexual relation. It is to remind them about the self-control, plight of the poor and also submitting to the holy Allah. Only the children, sick people and also pregnant women can excuse fasting, but after that they must to replace. During the fasting period, ‘Ramadan bazaars’ are held in many states across the country where all kind of a variety food and pastries and also the traditional...

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