Today is the 14th Syawal and we’re a little late in wishing all our Muslim readers, Eid Mubarak, and Selamat Hari Raya. Sorry about that. We’ve just been soooo busy.
As most of you know, just two weeks ago, Muslims all around the world celebrated Eid al-Fitr to mark the ending of the holy fasting month – Ramadhan.
This year’s Eid al-Fitr is a bitter-sweet affair. I lost both my grandmothers within a span of one year and thus, for this Eid, we only spent time at my parents, Fai’s parents, and his granduncle’s.
And even though we lost a few loved ones along the way, our family still grew – just days before Eid, one of my cousins gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.
Also this year, Rania, the little Queen, who is also Fai’s niece is back for good.
There’s also Ibrahim Taro, another cousin’s little boy – who celebrated his first Eid.
With so many little children around, Eid definitely is an exciting family affair – loads of feasting and screaming.
This is Asyura, all dolled-up in a pair of sunnies, white baju kurung, and a matching flower hair clip.
Of course, Eid is also about clothes and for this year’s raya, me and Fai chose the colour Yellow – my favourite colour.
Okaylah, so our outfit for Eid is a shade of orangey-Yellow.
So it’s more orange. Yeah yeah!
But seriously everyone, do not forget about the true meaning of Eid – a celebration of relationships and victory.
Once again, Selamat Hari Raya, Eid Mubarak, and Salam Aidilfitri – Minal Aidil Wal Faizin.