Embracing spirit of togetherness


Watching domestic birds roaming free at the fields near their grandparents’ house in Kampung Seri Damai, Kuantan in Pahang, during Hari Raya are siblings (from left) Marissa Qaireena Muhairy, six, Mya Nur Qaisara Muhairy, 14, holding Medina Qaseh, one, with their cousins Abdul Azim Arif Abdul Rahim, seven, Nur Aisyah Abdul Rahim, three, and Abdul Rifhan Abdul Rahim, 20. — Photos: AZMAN GHANI, AZHAR MAHFOF, FAIHAN GHANI, ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE and SHAARI CHE MAT/The Star

FESTIVALs are joyful occasions to get dressed to the nines in new clothes and partake of traditional delicacies.

All over the country, Hari Raya Aidilfitri open houses are melting pots where people from different ethnic backgrounds get to mingle and interact over food and festive songs.

Children playing together and enjoying a delightful time during hari raya aidilfitri amid rustic surroundings in serdang, selangor.Children playing together and enjoying a delightful time during hari raya aidilfitri amid rustic surroundings in serdang, selangor.

Homes resound with the cheer and chatter of family gatherings, as many would have made the exodus from cities back to their hometowns for this joyful reunion.

A group of friends striking a pose for a wefie in front of Masjid Putra in Putrajaya on the first day of the Hari Raya celebrations.A group of friends striking a pose for a wefie in front of Masjid Putra in Putrajaya on the first day of the Hari Raya celebrations.

For the grown-ups, Hari Raya is the perfect opportunity to reconnect as well as show off culinary skills by preparing meals to share with family and friends.

Baker Hamisah Dollah (right) has prepared 25 types of kek lapis for her family and guests to enjoy during Hari Raya at her home in Taman Kampung Bako Lot, Kuching in Sarawak.Baker Hamisah Dollah (right) has prepared 25 types of kek lapis for her family and guests to enjoy during Hari Raya at her home in Taman Kampung Bako Lot, Kuching in Sarawak.

The ones who are likely to have the most fun are the children as siblings and cousins get to play together and delight in collecting duit raya.

Happy to collect duit raya are siblings (from left) Balqis Nur Alisha Hasni, 10, Muhammad Ridzuan, 15, Muhammad Faiq Aydan, four, Muhammad Ammar Amsyar, seven, and Muhammad Taufiq Irfan, 12, during their celebration in Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur.Happy to collect duit raya are siblings (from left) Balqis Nur Alisha Hasni, 10, Muhammad Ridzuan, 15, Muhammad Faiq Aydan, four, Muhammad Ammar Amsyar, seven, and Muhammad Taufiq Irfan, 12, during their celebration in Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur.

Some families and friends also take the opportunity during this festive break to visit Instagrammable spots to capture the moment in pictures.

No matter how one chooses to celebrate Hari Raya, the spirit of togetherness will always remain the most crucial element for a happy and memorable time.

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!
   

Next In Metro News

Collaboration set to improve operations and menus at group’s restaurants
DBKL urged to promote new Pasar Raja Bot complex
Selangor’s first stamp museum to be ready by 2026
Call for better tree management
‘Power outages no more’
Best of the wurst in Bangsar
Greening M’sia from end to end
‘Avoid eateries that hike prices excessively’
Communities rally in bid for Unesco recognition
Creating play-based learning centres in townships

Others Also Read