Oh and for our non-Asian members of the online family, Hari Raya Aidilfitri (also Hari Raya Puasa, literally “Celebration Day of Fasting”) is actually the Malay term for the Muslim Festival of Eid ul-Fitr. Hari Raya is also known as Lebaran. The term ‘Hari Raya’ literally means “Day of Celebration”. The main greeting used by Muslims in Malaysia and Singapore is “Selamat Hari Raya” which means “Happy Eid” in Malay. Another greeting is “maaf zahir dan batin” which translates loosely to “I seek forgiveness (from you) physically and spiritually”, for Hari Raya is a time to reconcile and renew relationships with others. So to all our Malay and Muslim online family members, I want to take this opportunity to wish each of you Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, maaf zahir dan batin. *smile* Hope you’ll have a great week with your family and friends, and of course, collect lots of duit raya! Hehe.
Hannah Tan in Majlis Berbuka Pak Lah