Thursday, 1 September 2011

On The First Day of Raya

On the first day of Raya (Eid); we wake up early, there might be visit to the nearby mosque for "solat Raya", don our new clothes, ask for forgiveness with our family members and visit relatives and neighbours and a visit to the graves of our loved ones on this joyous day.

We didn't do anything special at home this year as we would be going to both our parents home on the first and second day of Raya.
The family photo for this year's Raya. Raimie wanted to wear purple baju Raya so our colour theme this year is purple. ^^
With Zaini's side. Everyone made it this year. :)
What's more fun for children than collecting green packet/"Duit Raya"? Of course, in order to get those "duit raya", they have to "salam" the relatives first! ^^
Raimie's Raya bounty. All "proceeds" will go straight to his savings account. xD
And this is the day that any calorie count went heedless and we enjoy the rendang, ketupat, lemang and all sorts of Raya cookies. It's been non-stop eating for me these past couple of days. I'm scared of going on the scale. I bet I added a few kgs already! @.@

We spent the morning of the first day of Raya with Zaini's family before going off to visit his father's neighbours. Then it was time for us to head back to my hometown in Raub which is just 2 hours away from KL.
The road was as always during the festivals season, refreshingly clear.

It's not too late to wish all Muslims all around the world an Eid Mubarak or Selamat Hari Raya AidilFitri. Maaf zahir dan batin.

How was your Raya holiday?


  1. That rendang and ketupat sure looks darned yummy!

  2. Looks like you had a great time during the holidays :) And of course, delicious food !

  3. Missing lemang lah..haha..So Raimie's Raya bounty dapat banyak kah? lolz. At least all proceeds goes to his bank. Bananaz those days as young kid get to keep all the 10sen and the RM1 mama simpan. But when grower older different story semua saya punya. haha

  4. Still not too late to wish you and family a 'Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri' heard the celebration goes on for a month? Betul kah?

  5. @Nick,
    My brothers and sisters stayed up for those lemang, Its done Sarawak style. ^^

  6. @jellybelly,
    We sure did!

    And now, the long holiday is almost over. Where did the days go? :(

  7. @Bananazஇ,
    Bananazஇ now have to give out a lot of angpows instead of getting them. ;)

    Yeah, Raimie doesnt get to spend any. All have to keep but we promise him that he can use the duit raya to buy toys he like when we go to Japan. ^^

    Thanks for the Raya wish! Yes, still not too late to wish. We Raya for a month here! LOL

  8. So interesting to be having a color theme. Sure adds some zing to the wardrobe. And those duit raya packets are so varied and lovely. Great for packet-collectors, eh?

    Was that a day trip to Raub or do you normally stay the night? Two hours can be quite a journey. No?

    Looks like everyone had fun. Selamat Hari Raya again, Lina.

  9. @HappySurfer,
    Most families have a colour theme nowadays. Easy to pinpoint who belong to which family when we get together. xD

    We usually stay the night but never that long. Because I left home for boarding school since I was 13 and spent my school holidays with my grandparents, I don't have friends there other than my primary school friends.

    How's your long weekend? :)

  10. oh, still not too late?? ok ok, let me wish you and your family Selamt Hari Raya Aidilfitri again~~ :p

  11. so looks like is those normal ritual and routine on the raya day (just like our CNY).. visiting relatives and everyone gathers together..

  12. haha, i think duit raya cannot be called green packet anymore.. your photo proved that the packets are now in many other colors, not only green lah~~ :p

  13. how was my raya break?? sorry, no break for me as i was working on my assignments!! how pity~~ :(

  14. @SK,
    thanks for the wish. Yeah, still not too late, we still in Raya mood. :)

    So how is the assignment going? Yet to finish or did you managed to finish it just in time to enjoy the last day of the long vacation?

  15. That is a very beautiful custom! Happy family reunion too and causes more closeness to each family member. I am learning alot from you blog about the Islamic custom.

  16. @Filipina Ini,
    Learning about each other's customs make for a better understanding towards each other. :)

  17. Ooo the rendang and ketupat look scrumptious! Any leftovers? :D

  18. @sriyany,
    unfortunately no. I ate and ate and ate non-stop. LOL

  19. Wow! The colour theme is purple? Did Raimie turn into Barney? hahaha!!

  20. Non stop eating? LOL! That's the usual case when it's festive holidays. But I'm sure with your jogging in the next few days, all those weight will drop off in no time : )

  21. So fast holidays over!! I want my holidays back!

  22. @foong,
    All that LSD I did last week was fruitless. I gained what I lost in 1 month during fasting in just two days of Raya! @.@

  23. It is nice to see family members wearing the same color theme. Love the bright purple.

  24. @caca,
    It sure is. And easy to pinpoint who belongs to which family when there is a gathering! LOL



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