In our country, Muslims mark the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan with richly symbolic practices.
BY LYN CHAN
After Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of devotion and self-restraint expressed through fasting and prayer, comes Eid al-Fitr (or Hari Raya Aidilfitri). In Singapore, Eid al-Fitr, which falls on April 22, is commonly known as Hari Raya Puasa. The holiday revolves around visiting relatives and feasting, where familial and communal bonds are strengthened over sumptuous fare.
As you revel in the celebrations, here are some interesting snapshots of Hari Raya Puasa – and its surrounding traditions – in Singapore:
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