HARI Raya Aidilfitri is just around the corner. It is a major religious celebration for all Muslims.
Hari Raya Aidilfitri marks the end of the fasting month and it falls on the first day of Syawal, the 10th month of the Muslim calendar.
It is a time of forgiveness among the Muslim community. It is also a time to strengthen bonds among relatives and friends.
Let’s hear what our readers have to say on the topic, Selamat Hari Raya.
“I am looking forward to Hari Raya Aidilfitri. I love wearing beautiful new clothes, visiting relatives, getting duitraya in pretty packets which I collect, and getting together with my cousins to play fireworks. It will be so much fun!” says Amy Surayyah Abdul Malik, 10.
Mohamed Syamil Mohamed Salim, six, writes: “I love playing fireworks like sparklers and poppop during Hari Raya eve and I can’t wait to wear my Upin Ipin baju Melayu on Raya morning!”
Adam Aarez Shahrul Nizar, nine, says, “I cannot wait to eat ketupat, lontong and chicken rendang with my parents.”
Azzim Aarez Shahrul Nizar, six, writes: “Selamat Hari Raya to all Muslims. Enjoy the occasion with your family and friends.”
“Selamat Hari Raya. Maaf zahir dan batin,” writes Nur Zara Sofea Shahrul Nizar, five.
“I’d like to wish all my Muslim friends, Selamat Hari Raya,” says Alvira Kaur Dhaliwal, five.
“I can’t wait to visit my Muslim friends on the first day of Hari Raya. It’ll be a celebration of good food and good company,” says Lara Alisha Colin, 11.
Erin Sonia Colin, eight, says, “Selamat Hari Raya to all Starchild readers.”
“My mother and I will be visiting her Muslim friends to share in the festive joy. We will be joining them for a delicious meal. I will get a chance to play traditional games with their children,” writes William Chin Jia Rhun, eight.
Rianne Reisha Abishegam, 11, writes: “I love to play fireworks
and enjoy yummy treats such as ketupat and rendang on Hari Raya.”
“My favourite Hari Raya cookies and snacks are dodol, kuih semprit and kuih bahulu. Selamat Hari Raya,” says Aaron Aditya Surenthan, eight.
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Amy Surayyah Abdul Malik, 10
Nur Zara Sofea Shahrul Nizar, 5
Adam Aarez Shahrul Nizar, 9
Erin Sonia Colin, 8
Lara Alisha Colin, 11
Alvira Kaur Dhaliwal, 5
Azzim Aarez Shahrul Nizar, 6 Mohamed Syamil Mohamed Salim, 6
Aaron Aditya Surenthan, 7
Will Chin i Rhun,