Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2011

by BerryBerryTeacher

in Berry Announcement

Salam Aidilfitri 2011 to Berry Readers. In this festive season, Berry Berry Easy would like to express our wishes to all readers. Have a fun holiday and try to understand the true meaning of the event, instead of just treating it as just mere holidays.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2011

In conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2011, Berry Berry Easy would like to share some very summarised information obtained online regarding the event. This is to share information on it to our non-muslim readers who might not be familiar with it. The spelling used is based on the article on Wikipedia, as such might differ from that used commonly in Malaysia.

Hari Raya Aidilfitri (some facts of interest)

  • ‎عيد الفطر or Eid ul-Fitr, more commonly known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri in Malaysia represents the end of Ramadan, which is the holy month of Islamic fasting (sawm).
  • The words are derived from the Arabic words meaning “festivity” and “original nature”. The festival celebrates the end of the 30-day fasting during Ramadan. The fasting lasts from dawn until sunset.
  • The first day of Aidilfitri occurs in the beginning of Shawwal.
In Malaysia,
  • balik kampung” is common during Aidilfitri to visit the folks back in their town of origin, ans also to ask for their forgiveness over the course of the year.
  • The phrase “Selamat Hari Raya“, “Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri” and “Salam Aidilfitri” is commonly used to greet each other.
As Hari Raya Aidilfitri is supposed to be a joyous occasion, please try to avoid:
  • Firecrackers
  • Irresponsible driving
Trivia
Hari Raya Aidilfitri occurs about 11 days earlier every year based on the Gregorian calendar which we commonly used. This is due to the differences between the Islamic lunar calendar and the Gregorian solar calendar system.
Finally, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2011 to all Berry Readers from Berry Berry Easy.

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