Hari Raya Aidilfitri (Eid Celebration) is a religious festival celebrated in the month of Syawal in the Islamic calendar after a month of fasting in the month of Ramadan. Eid is celebrated by Muslims all over the world regardless of ethnicity, race, nor country.

Students wore the traditional Malay clothes during Eid celebration and received the duit raya!

What are the common activities during Eid celebration?

The Eid celebration is synonymous with festive activities with family, relatives, friends and neighbours.

  1. Muslims will go to the Mosque in new and beautiful clothes to perform the Eid prayers.
  2. Family activities will follow, such as forgiving each other. Children are the happiest because they will usually receive the duit raya from their parents and elders.
  3. Visit the cemetery and reciting prayers for family members who have passed on.
  4. Visit relatives, neighbourhoods and friends. Various food dishes such as lemang (glutinous rice in bamboo), chicken or beef rendang (dish of meat cooked slowly in a spicypaste) and various biscuits will usually be served.

Students had the opportunity to play Malay traditional games such as Congkak, Batu Seremban.

How is the Kinderland celebrating the Eid during this pandemic?

In Kinderland Malaysia, given the situation with safety measures to adhere strictly to, the celebrations were held with modesty yet lively and meaningful. Our children were dressed in traditional Baju Melayu clothes for boys and wear Baju Kurung or Kebaya for girls.

Some of the dishes shared during Raya celebration and our students brought home ketupat with lodeh and kuah kacang that were made in school.

This celebration has purposeful learning as our students were exposed to cultural customs through the country’s festival celebration. In Kinderland, we believe in providing cross-cultural exposure to promote a generation that will progress with mutual respect, understanding and living in harmony in a diverse society.