After a month of Ramadhan fasting, it's finally the big day! Idul Fitri! Are you excited? Your strong intention and faith to do fasting for the whole month has finally come to this moment! This is a victory for all of you. I hope you all are enjoying this moment with family and friends to cherish this special day :)
And to YOU who have no idea about Idul Fitri at all, keep reading on!
Idul Fitri is a day on where all Muslims are not allowed to do fasting but to celebrate the holiday after a whole month of fasting. In Indonesia, people go back to their hometown to celebrate together with their family (mudik). They wear nice clothes and eat special Lebaran meal, like ketupat, opor ayam, rendang, sambal goreng ati, sayur lodeh dan lemang. Furthermore, they also eat snacks, such as dodol and roasted peanuts, along with fruit syrup beverages. And on this special day, young family will usually visit older family's house, which is known as 'silaturrahmi', to ask for forgiveness. It is also a customs for the older ones to give lebaran money to the younger ones in colorful envelopes. Other than those, it is also a customs for the family to visit the graves of beloved ones several days before Ramadhan.
We hope the explanation satisfy your thirst of knowledge, and we are sorry if there's anything wrong said. Once again, Happy Eid Mubarak!