Hari Raya Idul Fitri is the day that awaited by Muslims worldwide after running the Ramadan fasting for one full month. In addition to its essence as a marker marks the end of fasting and purification after abstinence. Idul Fitri is a celebration of the world which is celebrated in different ways according to culture and tradition.
Idul Fitri in Indonesia is the most festive celebration in the world. Kemeriahannya had been felt long before Lebaran day it arrived. Going home or can be called with the annual exodus is a phenomenon that has been done in Indonesia. Lebaran forth a marker that people's emotional relationship with place of birth is still very strong, never eroded by the passage of time.
Richness also appear in the evening feast, where the sound echoes in the sky Takbir. Takbir voice not only come from the mosques, but also from those who entered the mobile good Takbir on foot, carrying torches and the drum or by bringing the vehicle. After implementing Eid prayer, followed by sungkem to parents, silaturrahim and shake hands by his relatives and neighbors for mutual forgiveness.
Another tradition is the feast day to give money to children. Not to forget the typical food Lebaran chicken opor diamond, and coloring table. Food served to all guests, no matter whether they are relatives or not. The majority of them celebrate Idul Fitri with clothes baru.11
Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei
Idul Fitri in these three countries is known as Aidil Fitri holidays. Not much different from Indonesia, three countries are also familiar with the term known as "going home" back home ". Friendship to the relatives also carried the day plural Aidil Fitri. Lebaran is a typical dish ketupat, dodol and Lemang. The tradition of giving money to children or who is often called the "holy money" is also done during the Idul Fitri.
In contrast to the atmosphere and tradition in Indonesia, in Egypt, Cairo. atmosphere in the city of a thousand and one nights are usually deserted. NRSV has been felt in the evening because there was no tradition of interpretation around like in Indonesia.
As reported by indomedia sites, in Egypt echoes Takbir only done a few times after praying Maghrib, Isha, Fajr and before the Eid prayer. The hustle and bustle of the new look on the morning of 1 Shawwal, when millions of people poured into the mosque and the field is open for prayer Id.
Once completed Eid prayer, the people of Egypt with his family and friends together to travel to places like zoos and parks to celebrate Lebaran reveler. Giza zoo (three kilometers from downtown Cairo) to accommodate visitors overwhelmed on the first day of Idul Fitri.
Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan
Chand Raat (the night of the month) is the designation for the night before Idul Fitri. On this night people usually visit various bazaars and shopping malls with their families. The women, especially young ones, often paint each other with their hands and the henna dye traditionally wear colorful chains.
Speech is very well known in South Asia when the celebration of Eid is wishing each other Eid Mubarak. After meeting with families, relatives and friends, then go to parties, carnivals, and special celebrations in the parks.
Eid celebrations in China remains lively, despite the limited number of Muslims there. On the morning of the Muslim Eid will come to the mosque to perform Eid prayer. After that, followed by a dinner party filled with great cookbook for all the pilgrims who were present followed by supper together. The event then continued with visiting relatives and relationship to each other. The event was also filled with clean-up graves and praying at the graves of relatives. Thing that characterizes Lebaran there is a ceremony remembering the slaughter of Muslims by the Qing dynasty and also during the cultural revolution.
Eid festivities in the country windmill is not so lively. According to Muhammad As'ad, Alumni University of Leiden, the Netherlands, because of Eid is not an official holiday, the Muslims in this country must continue to work / school as usual. However, for those who are literate law, they can file a leave of religious holidays adopted.
Eid celebrations are usually held by their respective Muslim communities like the Muslim community of Indonesia, Morocco and Turkey. For Moroccan and Turkish Muslim communities residing in the Netherlands, there is a unique way of celebrating Eid al-Fitr, that is by consuming sweets and sweets of their origin. The celebration is known as the "sugarfestival".
Another Eid celebration is the openhouse, that is invite relatives and friends came to the house to enjoy typical meals such as Lebaran ketupat and chicken opor. Openhouse is a way they bersilaturrahim, which is usually held when the week end, not necessarily after the Eid prayers. Openhouse itself conducted by Indonesian Muslim community. In addition, Eid is also celebrated by holding arts performances for both children and adults.
Eid in America in general, it was announced via e-mail, website, or via telephone. Because Idul
Mubarak is not a national holiday, then the celebration has become not as warm as in other places, usually the Empire State Building in New York City, United States, will emit green lights as a tribute to the Idul Fitri holidays.
Muslims get up early to prepare breakfast, then went to the mosque, hotel ballroom or the field to attend Eid prayers. Lots of families who wear traditional clothing from their country, because there are many Muslim immigrants. Finished the prayer, followed by inter-congregational congratulated each other, "Happy Eid" or "blessed Eid" are the words most frequently submitted. Made to stay in touch with each other close acquaintances and relatives.