Saturday, September 29, 2007

Run-up to Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2007

Hari Raya Aidilfitri is one of the major festivals in Malaysia. This occasion is celebrated by all Muslims to mark the end of fasting month.

This year, Hari Raya Aidilfitri shall fall on Oct. 12. As a gesture of goodwill, gift-giving has long become a custom in Malaysia among races during festivals.

A few years ago, Hari Raya hampers quietly crept into supermarkets for the convenience of gift-giving. Innovative merchants wrap them up in green and yellow plastic paper to reflect the Malay culture.

This evening, I went with Yian to Sing Kwong Supermarket to shop for household daily needs. I came across a stack of Hari Raya hampers with attractive wrapping. These reminded shoppers of an exciting run-up to Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

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