The culture of visiting each other during religious celebration is common in Malaysia. Starting from a family houses to nearest neighbor around the house, friends outside the area to the bigger state or national open houses.
During Eidul Fitri, especially during first 3 day of it, generally every Malay / Muslim houses are open to visitors. At least a variety of biscuit will be served at the table.
The weather in South East Asia are generally warm. As you all know the SEA country are united under the ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations). The Members are:Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Before this we already celebrate Chinese New Year with Hari Raya they called it kongxi-raya, then we had Deepavali with Hari Raya and they called it depa-raya. Now Merdeka – Raya. So this year the Hari Raya, other than cheerful LED and lamp, home decor will be added with National Flag. 31 August fall on the second day of Eidul Fitri
Starting this week to end of this month will be full of shopping activities by Malaysian that celebrate Hari Raya or Eidul Fitri. For any celebration, to live up the celebration spirit physically is through buying new things for the special day.
That was what we experience since we were kid. Wearing new clothes, new shoes, new home furniture, new decor or paint.
Now we are continuing the spirit at our children by buying them a nice new clothes for hari raya.