Monday, 30 August 2010

Islamic Calendar - months > Shawwal

After Ramadan is Shawwal (Malaysia Syawal). Shawwal is the 10th month of the Islamic calendar.

Worldwide, Muslims rejoice at the completion of the 1-month fast in Ramadan and celebrate 1st Shawwal.

Even though the celebration for 1st Shawwal is rightly one day, most Malaysians celebrate it for 1 month! Kita raya sebulan! This gives time for Malaysians to organise visitations and celebrations at home in the villages and at work, all with good intentions.

The balik kampung spirit and frenzy of the Malays is best observed towards the end of Ramadan and just before the 1st Shawwal celebrations. In Malaysia, nothing beats the merriment of celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri!

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri! Maaf Zahir & Batin.

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