As Muslims in Singapore conclude their month of fasting during Ramadan, they usher in the joyous occasion of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, also known as Hari Raya Puasa. This festival marks the end of Ramadan, a time of solemn reflection, worship, compassion, and daily fasting from dawn to dusk for approximately 30 days.

Hari Raya Light Up Geylang Serai

Discover how Singapore embraces the celebration of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, and learn how you can partake in the festivities.

Hari Raya Light-Up & Geylang Serai Bazaar

In the month leading up to Hari Raya, Geylang Serai comes alive with vibrant lights along Sims Avenue and Changi Road, creating a festive atmosphere between Paya Lebar and Eunos MRT stations. The celebration is further enhanced by the Geylang Serai Bazaar, running from 8 March to 10 April 2024, featuring over 500 stalls offering a diverse range of food, drinks, and cultural activities for visitors to immerse themselves in the festive spirit.

Contemplation and Celebration

On Hari Raya Aidilfitri, many Malay families in Singapore don matching traditional attire—men in ‘baju Melayu’ and women in ‘baju kurung.’ The day begins with special prayers at the mosque, followed by visits to parents and elders to seek forgiveness for any transgressions. More visits to relatives and friends ensue, with home-cooked feasts awaiting everyone.

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Scrumptious Treats

Invited guests to Hari Raya meals are treated to an array of delectable dishes, including beef rendang, sayur lodeh, sambal, accompanied by fluffy white rice and ketupat. Desserts are equally delightful, featuring kueh like ondeh-ondeh and putu piring, offering a sweet conclusion to the festive meal.

A Festival of Culture and Colors

Hari Raya Aidilfitri sees the resurgence of traditional attire, with Muslim women adorning the baju kurung, often complemented by a matching tudung. Crafted from silk or hand-dyed batik, the vivid colors, intricate patterns, and delicate stitching on the baju’s collar make these outfits a visual spectacle. Despite their traditional roots, these costumes remain popular due to their comfort and practicality in Singapore’s warm climate.

Geylang Serai Bazaar: Heart of the Celebrations

At the core of the festivities is the Geylang Serai Bazaar, setting the stage for Hari Raya Aidilfitri a month before the celebration. This year’s theme, #SemangatRaya or “Spirit of Raya,” resonates throughout the bazaar, creating an immersive experience for attendees from 8 March to 10 April 2024, coinciding with the Ramadan fasting month.

📅 8 Mar to 10 Apr 2024

Source: Visit Singapore. Read more here.

It is Hari Raya Puasa. We have compiled these lists of Where to go during Hari Raya Puasa and Where to Shop Online for Hari Raya in Singapore.

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