This weekend, 24 May, is the first day of one of the major national holidays in Indonesia. It’s Eid al-Fitr or Hari Raya Idul Fitri or Lebaran in Bahasa Indonesia.
During this holiday, people, especially the Muslims will take a break from work to go back to their hometown to be closed to the family, or it’s known as Mudik in Bahasa Indonesia. Mudik is a tradition that closes to the heart of the people as some people can only gather with their family during this time of the year.
On the Hari Raya day, people will visit each other, such as family and friends. This visit is called silaturahmi in Bahasa Indonesia, and during this visit, the younger will pay respect to the elder as a way to ask for forgiveness or called as sungkeman.
While most of the people still have to stay at home during this pandemic, why not try to “e-visit” your Indonesian friends or colleagues or acquaintance 😀
Selamat Hari Raya Idul Fitri 1441 H (Happy Eid Mubarak). Mohon maaf lahir dan batin - (Apologized for the past mistakes).