Happy Eid Mubarak everyone!
Hope everyone enjoyed the 1 week holiday (Malaysian holiday) last week!
It is the second week of Eid Mubarak now and it’s time to get back to work but after that long week of enjoyment and eating, it’s normal to feel lazy and unwilling.
Have a look at our slobbish but happy team members after a hard day’s work on the picture above.
What is Eid Mubarak?
Muslims have a 30-day period of fasting which everyone knows as Ramadhan.
So what happens after fasting then?
Well it’s celebrations of course!
Also known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri in Malay, Eid Mubarak is a Festival of the Breaking of the fast and in certain countries like Malaysia, a 1 week holiday is given so that people may take the time off from work and visit long relatives and friends to reconnect the relationship.
Malaysian way of Celebrating
The Hari Raya holidays in Malaysia are one of the longest days that a country can have as it spans for a week.
“ONE OF THE LONGEST????”
Yes, we know you’ll be surprised. Everyone is.
Malaysia is one of the few countries in the World who celebrates holidays for every religion be it for Christianity or Hinduism celebrations (We are really kind people!).
For Malaysians, Hari Raya is celebrated by visiting people especially families and long relatives to seek for forgiveness.
Friends are also visited, even random strangers are considered friends as wishes are passed along to everyone.
Malaysians are also famous with their Raya open houses which welcomes people to come and meet the house owners.
But the best part of Raya – the delicious Malay cuisines like Spicy rending, Ketupat and lemang which can only be found once a year although they are Malaysian.
So is the celebrations over?
Although holidays are just one week, the Raya celebration is actually one month so it’s not too late to catch up on the festival, the people, prayers and especially the food!