Raya this year might really be going full steam ahead! Our hopes have risen with the bazaars reopening and restrictions being relaxed even more, so we are all definitely feeling the excitement of Raya this year 🥳 We've been waiting a long time for the day: the raya preparation, reuniting our loved ones physically, and much more , so here are a few things we've really missed over the past two years and can't wait for them to come back in a big way 😉
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1. All extended family members huddled in the "main house" while watching TV
Picture this: Your visits to Raya for the day are coming to an end, but you're excited about the last house. Maybe it's your family's favorite aunt or uncle or even your grandparents' house or the so-called "main house" where everyone will gather for any special occasion because they have the best supplies of Raya cookies, delicious Raya treats and of course, magnificently generous with your green packs 😉. There will be a flurry of activity in the house, but when the TV finally turns on, everything stops.
However, TV has gotten bigger over the years (that's aSony X80K 75” Televisionnow?) so that everyone sitting at different points in the room can see that funny scene from Hantu Kak Limah. The room is completely silent now, and everyone is absorbed in the next scene, even though they know what's next, and before you know it, a laugh immediately starts 😂 This new TV of theirs has an even clearer 4K signal, full of life. - likes color and contrast, so you'll be sure you're not watching a bootleg version of this old but golden movie 😍Bincorporated with the TV isSony's X-Balance Speaker, delivers powerful surround sound that boosts the movie with crisp sounds, and it really feels like you're there with Awie and the gang of friends, playing with their ridiculously funny skits 🥰 And the fun doesn't end there: whether you're watching funny Youtube videos or playing racing games, the Google feature built into the TV has 7,000+ apps (more than any other Smart TV) for you and your loved ones to choose from 😱 Now you know why this is your favorite house to visit during Raya - it's just good vibes; laughing and bonding with loved ones, that's what Raya is all about 🥺
2. Raya's songs at full volume at her house a few days earlier
By the time you get to the last two weeks of Ramadan, the radios will have already started cranking up their Raya songs 🤩 The bazaars will be blaring from the loudspeakers and we bet your home is no less different. Perhaps you have a Raya Spotify playlist that is always ready to enhance your favorites:silent and unobtrusive sound from a good speaker likeheSRS-RA3000spread horizontally and vertically to create the right Raya atmosphere anywhere in your home; It feels like you are with young Anuar Zain and Elina in the 'Suasana Hari Raya' music video, throwing fireworks and dancing with your loved ones 🥰The best part is you don't even have to worry about being too tall - yourSRS-RA3000it will recalibrate the sound for optimal audio without you having to go around and fix it yourself 😌
3. Everyone looks ready to walk the red carpet.
Just two weeks ago you took your cousin out for a quick iftar and she came dressed in sweatpants and an oversized shirt, but on Raya's first day, she's all glam: new Zalora kebaya, new Charles & Keith heels, new jewelry Pandora and even a new Sony Xperia phone; Are you sure this is your cousin? 😱 The two of you will end up fawning over your new phone; busy playing with its professional camera features with many adjustable features inXperia PRO-I(she even captured that lock of hair sticking out of her outfit, how did she do that?! 🤭), making Tiktok videos for the next trend (they didn't capture any idiots when you're doing that 'Around the World' trend 😉) and wi -fi 5G to charge your Raya shenanigans 😊
It's okay, you're officially jealous of her now. Or maybe you get theXperia 5IIIfor its simpler automatic features that still use professional camera technology 😍 At least you can still take beautiful pictures without having to be a pro! Bonus point for you! 😉
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4.Casual videos are back
During the pandemic, many of us have picked up new hobbies. For us, it was about creating casual videos of anything and everything, whether it was our first Ramadan during the pandemic, our cats, or even silly TikTok trends; the possibilities were endless! 😌
It's time to channel your inner influencer and grab a camera to film all your shenanigans in high quality! With himZV-1 digital camera,you don't even have to be professional 😉
Designed for casual videography, it comes with easy-to-use features like one-touch Bokeh button for professional background blur; no complicated setup at all! The product's display setting also allows you to change focus at the push of a button - perfect for fashionistas and makeup gurus to display small objects in clear focus 😍
If you like to record short videos for TikTok, then you are on the right track. The ZV-1 also features a vari-angle LCD screen that's perfect for vertical shooting, and a windscreen is provided to reduce wind noise when shooting outdoors. Did we mention the camera is also portable and lightweight? 🤩
5. Endless calls and loud conversations from family members.
Every year your parents might be on the phone screaming at the top of their lungs about the happiest things; Raya wishes, planning Raya's next visiting session, updates on the kids' lives (no, still single this year! 🥲), to name a few. It might be time for you to haveSony link buttonsthis year though, seeing as how Raya is back.You'll be able to listen to your music or Netflix shows while at least hearing your mom calling you with the Linkbuds open ring design that allows for audio transparency, bridging your online and offline worlds 😍
Plus, whether you're driving from house to house or having a Raya party at your house, theseSony link buttonsit will come in handy for a nice break from all those incessant questions, while still being able to join in the festivities from a good distance 🥳
6. Annual photos received from the Raya team
It's been a while, so it's definitely time to document those treasured memories of the first Raya in two years! It's time to bring your handy and compactsony alpha 7ccamera to take amazing photos of you and the whole family to celebrate this special moment 😍
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You will get high quality images that perfectly capture all those vital and lovely moments. Well, look how beautiful you made them all, almost like it was professionally done! Congrats, you're the unofficial lead photographer for the family 😅 Whatever it is, looking at all the photos might get you a little excited; You finally have them all together in one place after so long! 🥰 Of course, don't forget to pass these photos on to your cousins; just a simple Wi-Fi or tap or even QR code transfer on yourAlfa 7Cfor an amazing IG feed 🤩
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What do people do during Hari Raya? ›
The day begins with a trip to the mosque where special prayers are recited. Then it's off to see the parents—Muslims traditionally ask for forgiveness from their elders for any wrongs committed during the year. More visits are made to see relatives and friends, where home-cooked feasts await.What do you say on Hari Raya? ›
Every Hari Raya, Muslims often exchange well-wishes with one another when they meet. A common greeting would be “Selamat Hari Raya, maaf zahir dan batin”, or “Happy Hari Raya, I seek forgiveness for any of my wrongdoings.”How do you ask for forgiveness on Hari Raya? ›
The general custom involves younger family members asking for forgiveness from their elders before and during the house visit. They would get on their knees, placing their forehead on the hand of the elders and saying 'maaf zahir dan batin' which translates to 'I seek forgiveness from you in body and spirit'.How much money do you give for Hari Raya? ›
|People receiving duit raya||Duit raya amount|
|Grandparents||$50 – $100|
|Your children who aren't working yet||$50+|
|Friends of your children who also aren't working yet||~$10|
|Your younger siblings not working yet||$20 – $50|
Wishing you a very happy and blessed Hari Raya! May this festive occasion bring joy, peace, and prosperity to you and your family. Dearest parents, may this Hari Raya be a time for us to strengthen our bond and cherish the love and blessings we have. Happy Eid al-Fitr!How long do people celebrate Hari Raya? ›
How long do the celebrations last? Hari Raya lasts one day, but countries such as Singapore and Malaysia extend the festivities to the entire month. During this period, families visit everyone that they know. Some even host open houses.What is Hari Raya called in English? ›
Hari Raya means 'Great Day'.How do you know if you have Hari Raya? ›
How is this date determined? A: Hari Raya Puasa is celebrated on the first day of Syawal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. As Muslims follow a lunar calendar, each year is only 355 or 354 days. Therefore, the dates move forward about 11 days each year on the Gregorian calendar.How do I beg God for forgiveness? ›
- Forgive All My Sins. Lord Jesus, You opened the eyes of the blind, ...
- Mercy. Lord Jesus, Son of God, Have mercy on me, ...
- Friend of Sinners. Lord Jesus, ...
- Luke 15:18; 18:13. Father, I have sinner against you. ...
- Psalm 50:4-5. Wash me from my guilt. ...
- Forgiveness. Jesus, I believe you love me. ...
- Penance. My God, ...
- Lamb of God. Lord Jesus Christ,
Hari Raya Puasa marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. It is a time of forgiveness within the Muslim community and a time for strengthening of bonds among relatives and friends. New clothes, decorated houses and exchange of invitations between friends and relatives commemorate Hari Raya Puasa.
Is it OK to beg for forgiveness? ›
Asking for forgiveness from God and others if we have wronged them is important. Not only does it show repentance and obedience, but it also shows a witness for Christ.What colors to wear for Hari Raya? ›
Hari Raya Puasa is a festive occasion, so it's a good idea to wear bright and cheerful colors like red, yellow, green, or blue. You can also choose traditional colors like gold, maroon, or black.What is the lucky number for Hari Raya? ›
One thing that you'll notice is that the Hari Raya green money packet guide above puts less emphasis on the number '8', unlike the 2021 'Ang Pao' rate guide. The number '8' is considered a lucky number among the Chinese community.What should I wear to a Hari Raya open house? ›
Don't be visiting a Raya open house with shorts, miniskirts, or singlets! You will have to wear covered clothing and not something that's too revealing. You may consider wearing traditional costumes based on your own religion or traditional baju melayu or baju kurung.
Hari (Sanskrit: हरि) is among the primary epithets of the Hindu preserver deity Vishnu, meaning 'the one who takes away' (sins).Who says Hari Om? ›
Hari Om (Sanskrit: हरि ॐ, romanized: Hari Om) is a Hindu mantra. Similar to the sacred mantra Om, Hari Om is chanted by adherents during the beginning of auspicious activities or during meditation. It is also employed as a greeting.What does Hari Om chant mean? ›
Hari Om is a popular Sanskrit mantra, believed to erase all suffering and connect practitioners with universal consciousness. Hari means "the remover" or "the one who takes away," and is the name used in the Vedas to refer to the Supreme or Divine Absolute who removes the sorrow and suffering of his devotees.What time is Hari Raya prayers? ›
Muslims can attend prayers at 7.15am, 8.45am or 9.45am.Do only Muslims celebrate Hari Raya? ›
The differences in backgrounds are not a barrier to Hari Raya Puasa celebrations as the festival is important to all Muslims. Non-Muslims may also participate in the festivities, such as visiting the Geylang Serai light up and its bazaar.What are the 2 types of Hari Raya? ›
Hari Raya Puasa celebrations last up to 30 days, whereas Hari Raya Haji celebrations last up to four days.
What happens if Eid falls on a Friday? ›
Friday prayer and Eid prayer are two separate prayers in Islam, and they are not intended to be performed together. Muslims who perform Eid prayers on Friday are allowed to not attend Friday prayers and can perform Zuhur (noon) prayers instead.How long is Eid 2023? ›
Eid al-Fitr is celebrated for one to three days, depending on which country you live in. It is forbidden to fast on the Day of Eid and a specific prayer is nominated for this day. In 2023 for those following the Saudi Arabia moon sightings Eid will start on Friday April 21 and last until Sunday April 23 (inclusive).What does Hari Raya mean in Arabic? ›
It's an Arabic term, which means “Blessed feast/festival”. It's mainly used by Arab Muslims, but has been gaining popularity among the Muslim communities in other parts of the world, including Singapore, and especially among the younger generation. But the term can also be used during Hari Raya Haji as well.What is the meaning of Hari Raya Colour? ›
The colour most associated with Hari Raya, green is also a symbol of nature and peace and is often linked to affluence and abundance. These attributes fits the Oris Aquis Date rather well.What is an interesting fact about Hari Raya? ›
The day marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan — Hari Raya is a Malay term that means “Celebration Day” or “Grand Day of Celebration”, while “puasa” translates to “fasting”. It is also known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri.What day does Hari Raya start? ›
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There is no Raya without kuih Raya or Raya cookies! Some favourite potluck dishes include batik cake, pulut (glutinous rice) with coconut, and homemade cookies.What are the 3 powerful prayers? ›
The prayer of protection. The prayer of transformation. The prayer of restoration.Does God forgive all sin? ›
Jesus Christ has the power to forgive your sins. The process of repenting is not complicated, but it can sometimes be painful and difficult. The Lord has promised, “He who has repented of his sins, the same is forgiven, and I, the Lord, remember them no more” (D&C 58:42). Repentance is a personal experience with Jesus.What do you pray for at night? ›
Thank you for our home and a place to sleep and good food to eat. Help us rest well, give us peaceful dreams, and send your angels around our home to protect us throughout the night. Teach us to trust you and to love you more and more. You are good; you are great; and you are faithful, God.
What does forgiveness do? ›
The good news: Studies have found that the act of forgiveness can reap huge rewards for your health, lowering the risk of heart attack; improving cholesterol levels and sleep; and reducing pain, blood pressure, and levels of anxiety, depression and stress.Does Japan celebrate Hari Raya? ›
Nazaya: In Japan, Hari Raya is only celebrated for a day! Some even only celebrate it for half a day before heading back to work.When should someone not be forgiven? ›
If forgiving someone guarantees that they're back in your life, and if that puts those around you (like your children or family) at risk. If that person pressures you to partake in negative behaviors, for example, drinking if you're sober. If that person doesn't respect your boundaries.How can I say sorry for my love? ›
- I'm so sorry that I hurt you. ...
- I want nothing more than for you to forgive me so that I can whisper in your ear how much I love you.
- The perfect couple love, laugh, fight and trust. ...
- I'm sorry if I'm acting weirdly.
- Acknowledge the offense. Take responsibility for the offense, whether it was a physical or psychological harm, and confirm that your behavior was not acceptable. ...
- Explain what happened. ...
- Express remorse. ...
- Offer to make amends.
Dress Code. There are no particular inauspicious colours to avoid when it comes to dressing for Hari Raya. However, it is a festive season, so do make an effort to pick a pop of colour. It is important to keep in mind that your dressing has to be modest.What is a lucky color to wear? ›
Red: Good Luck
While the Lunar New Year won't be celebrated until January 22, 2023, you may still want to take some inspiration from the holiday and wear red. In Chinese culture, red is associated with good luck, so it can't hurt to don a shade of red as we enter the new year.
As for Raya's costume, it's heavily based on the traditional Cambodian dress, called a sampot or sompot, that's made from a rectangular cloth that's worn around the lower body.What is Allah's favorite number? ›
For Muslims, 786 is sacred because the Arabic letters of the opening phrase of the Quran add up to the numerical value of 786.What is the lucky number of God? ›
In the Bible, scholars claim that God created the world in six days and used the seventh day to rest. Because of this, the number seven is used to illustrate an idea of completeness throughout the Bible.
Which number is lucky in Islam? ›
786 is considered a lucky or holy number. Especially, the significance of this number in Islam is above everything. The number is believed as a numeric form of the Arabic phrase “Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim”, meaning, 'In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful'.What should I wear to a puja? ›
White colour has equal capability of absorbing and emitting Chaitanya, thus reducing the Raja-Tama in the atmosphere. White garments have the capability of improving the Sattva component in the atmosphere making it conducive for the performance of the Puja.What do you wear to an art open house? ›
Cocktail or smart casual wear is recommended, though the design and colors should be minimalist; nothing one wears should take a visitor's attention away from the art. Some gallery or exhibit openings may specify a dress code on the invitation. And of course, the artwork on display can also impact the dress code.What are the traditions of Hari Raya Puasa? ›
What are some traditions of the day? Decorations such as “Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri” signs, mosque cut-outs, oil lamps, lanterns, colourful string lights, ketupat dumplings, and crescent moon and star garlands are common in Muslim homes and mosques during this time of year.What to do in Hari Raya Open House? ›
Greet the hosts and wish them a Selamat Hari Raya. Talk to the new people you meet (bring your business card just in case), take off your shoes before entering the house, and avoid eating with your left hand. Open houses are usually attended by a lot of people with sometimes limited seating.What is the ritual of Hari Raya Haji? ›
Hari Raya Haji marks the completion of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, with the ritual sacrifice of an animal (usually a sheep, or a cow), following Eid prayers. The celebration commemorates Prophet Ibrahim's devotion to send trust in God, and his acceptance and willingness to sacrifice his son when God commanded him to.How do you celebrate Hari Raya at work? ›
- Opportunity to take photos. Attractive artwork will make guests excited (and even willing to line up!). ...
- Hari Raya Activities: Ketupat making, sarong folding and more. ...
- Biskut Raya. ...
- Let's Get Healthy with Healthy Food.
Hari Raya Puasa is a celebration of victory in completing the fast and the overcoming of personal struggles during the Ramadan, as well as a time of forgiveness and strengthening of bonds amongst family members and relatives.What is the traditional food for Hari Raya? ›
Ketupat is a staple food in the Malay community and although it is mostly associated during Hari Raya, it can be eaten any time. Ketupat is shaped like a diamond and made from hand-woven young coconut leaves.Can I wear black for Hari Raya? ›
Dress Code. There are no particular inauspicious colours to avoid when it comes to dressing for Hari Raya. However, it is a festive season, so do make an effort to pick a pop of colour. It is important to keep in mind that your dressing has to be modest.
Where can I book Hari Raya prayer? ›
You can do so via https://prayerbooking.ourmasjid.sg/ or the Muslim.sg app. Congregants attending the second and third sessions may walk in to perform their prayer without bookings.What to bring Hari Raya dinner? ›
For Hari Raya Puasa, popular gifts include gift hampers full of fruits, cookies and chocolates. Other well-received food items include a box of halal pastries, cakes or kueh. However, do take extra caution not to bring alcohol or anything non-halal.Do you give money for Hari Raya Haji? ›
Do we have to give money away during Hari Raya Haji? Many Muslim children look forward to receiving green money packets from relatives during their house visits in the Hari Raya Puasa celebrations but this tradition isn't practised during Hari Raya Haji.What does Hari Raya Haji symbolize? ›
Lasting four days, Hari Raya Haji commemorates Prophet Ibrahim's (Abraham's) complete faith and trust in God. This is recounted in the story of God commanding Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismail (Ishmael), a commandment that Ibrahim responded to with obedience.What is a fun fact about Hari Raya Haji? ›
Hari Raya Haji (which means “great day of the haj” in Malay), also known as Eid al-Adha, is an important festival where Muslims reflect on the story of God commanding Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, Ismail. Thankfully, no small children came to harm as God intervened by allowing Ibrahim to sacrifice a sheep instead.