Ramadhan is a month where Muslims would go on a strict fast from sunrise to sunset without consuming any foods and drinks. It is also a time where Muslims will do many charitable deeds and peace-making initiatives, and self-evaluation.
The completion of the Ramadhan month on the Muslim calendar would mean, the welcoming of the month of Syawal where Muslims would see a month of celebration for completing Ramadhan successfully.
In Malaysia, the first day of Syawal is regarded as Hari Raya Aidilfitri. It is a time of forgiveness within the Muslim community and a time for strengthening of bonds among relatives and friends. What we also love about this time is the balik kampung spirit that excites not just the Muslims but also encourages others to return to their hometowns for a time of fellowship with family and friends.
This year, Hari Raya Aidilfitri falls on a Friday; it gives us all a longer celebrative weekend that can be put to good use. Many people will be battling through the heavy traffic to get to their kampungs just in time to welcome Syawal. During this month, families would get together at their kampungs, reuniting with their relatives from near and far, putting aside differences, seeking forgiveness and eliminating bitterness that might have caused distance through out the year.
We love how Syawal brings everyone together in unity. Leading up to Hari Raya, we’ve been able to buka puasa every evening with friends and family. Have you checked out our list of the Top 5 Ramadan Bazaar in Klang Valley? We also enjoy all the local delicacies that will be specially prepared during the month of Syawal such as ketupat, lemang, and rendang.
With this, we at P1 would like to wish all Muslim friends
Don’t forget to check your home is ready for your balik kampung, buckle up and drive safe!