Happy Eid!

by - Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Happy Eid!

Eid Mubarak! Eid Ul-Fitr is just around the corner, in less than two days it will mark the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Eid Ul-Fitr, locally known as Idul Fitri or more informally as Lebaran/Hari Raya (Celebration Day), is Indonesia’s biggest holiday. Days ahead of Eid, people crowd shopping malls and bazaars (especially for new clothes :D) causing a distinctive festive atmosphere and… traffic! :D. It is common during Eid celebration that many people engage in "mudik /pulang kampung" activity - an annual tradition that people in big cities such as Jakarta, Surabaya, or elsewhere, travel to their home town to celebrate Eid with the whole family. If you know the activity of pulang kampung in Indonesia, uuuugghh… millions of cars and motorcycles jam the roads and highways, causing kilometers of traffic jams.

Idul Fitri is a very joyous day for everyone especially for children as they wear new clothes and the adults give them money. They also celebrate by lighting traditional bamboo cannon firecrackers. Lots of special dishes like ketupat (rice cake), opor ayam (braised chicken in coconut gravy), soto ayam (Indonesian chicken soup), and rawon (eastern java beef chunks in black soup) and other Eid delicacies like kue lebaran (Lebaran Cookies) are served during this day. Apart from the all-sounded-festive-celebrations, Idul Fitri is also a time for atonement: to ask for forgiveness for sins which we may have committed. So in this wonderful moment, for all my friends from all over the world who celebrate Eid, with all my humbleness let me say:

Selamat Hari Raya Idul Fitri 1431 H
Mohon Maaf Lahir dan Bathin

Happy Eid!
Have a Joyful and Sparkling Eid Mubarak!
Wish you a prosperous Eid that brings a promise of happiness and blessings!

Btw, I’ll have pulang kampung activity too, I’m going to spend my first Lebaran day in Yogyakarta, spending my time with family and relatives from my father’s side then will be back to Malang, my beloved lovely city, again for the rest of the holiday. So, will be off from blogging activity during the holiday. Really hope that the tremendous traffic jam won’t kill me because of high level of boredom :D.

Have a wonderful day, will miss you all dearly, my pals! :D

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24 comments

  1. What a lovely bento!
    Wishing you and your family Selamat hari Raya Aidil Fitri! Maaf Zahir Batin!!! :a:

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  2. Ta, bento-mu super cute!!! :D
    Happy Eid too :D

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  3. @Angeleyes: Thanks Alice, Happy Aidil Fitri too. Mohon Maaf Zahir Batin :D

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  4. @Ayu: Makasiiiiiiih Ayu ^__^
    Eid Mubarak! :D

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  5. how the hel do you do it... you so creative... goodness. you never fail to amaze me. how do you cut the carrot into flowers like that?

    if i ever go to jakarta, can you do one for me to oogle? gue kepingin bangat.

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  6. @Lily Riani: Ahaha, your comments are also never fail to amaze me :D, thanks! I used flower cutter then cut the smaller circles inside by tiny round cutter (or we can use straw). Unfortunately I don't live in Jakarta, I live in Malang, East Java :D

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  7. Hi Tata, Happy Eid!
    That's a beautiful and cute bento :a:

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  8. I love your bento box it is the cutest thing. I also like hearing about how others celebrate their holidays! :d: Happy Eid!

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  9. kreatif banget mb satu ini...
    bento nuansa lebaran ^_^ :h:
    mohon maaf lahir dan bathin ^_^

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  10. cute bento as always! what is the 'hair' made of? here's wishing you and family a very happy and joyoues selamat hari raya adilfitri!

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  11. Always love your cute and cheerful bento! Selamat Hari Raya yah Ta! Mohon maaf lahir dan batin ... Enjoy it with your friend and family ♥

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  12. I love your bentos! They are so bright and cheery! :)

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  13. Lovely Raya bento! Love the boy and girl in songkok and tudung! So creative!

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  14. Happy Eid!! Maybe you should be having a great time with your family or friends by now. I'm looking forward to hearing your story of that event. Please don't show me such cute rice balls. I almost kissed my screen lol!

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  15. @Anncoo: Hi, Ann! Many thanks for the sweet comment :D

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  16. @Lyndsey: Thanks a lot Lyndsey! Very appreciate your kind comment :D

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  17. @Indah Sarah: Ahaha, makasiiih... Deuh jadi maluuu hihihihi. Sama2 mbak, happy lebaran mohon maaf lahir bathin :D

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  18. @anna2003: Many thanks Karen for your kind wishes :D. The hair was made of beef floss. I think chicken floss is a great idea too :D

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  19. @Mbak Lia: Many thanks Mbak Lia taiiank :D. Mohon maaf lahir bathin ya dari Tata :D

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  20. @Susan Yuen: Great mahalo Susan, always love to receive your kind comments :D

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  21. @Kids Dream Work: Many thanks Ai Ping! Very glad to know that you like the idea, hope it can inspire :D

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  22. @babykins: Thanks a lot Izumi, ha ha, LOL! No worry I'll write about it right away after this :D. Hope you'll enjoy it!

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  23. sorry i didn't get to wish you a happy eid in time, ta! this bento is so bright and festive, though, i love the little baran plus the lacy-looking carrot flower and of course the cheerful smiling faces!

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  24. @megan: no worry Megan, I know that you're so busy with your new job, I've already been happy with your belated wish :D, thanks! The lacy-looking carrot flower is my fave too :D

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