Eid Mubarak my friends!~
Yesterday Muslims around the world celebrated Eid Al Fitr, a religious holiday that marks the end of Ramadan and also breaking of the fast. There is a particular Eid prayer that we normally do during the morning of Eid day. Afterwards, the tradition/rituals varies from country to country.
In Indonesia, after doing the Eid prayer in the morning, we used to gather with our immediate family and greet each other with blessings. It is also time to ask forgiveness between each other, especially to our parents. Then there are a lot of other rituals, which again, varies from culture to culture. But I can tell you that food is always in the picture. Yummm~
What about the rituals in my family? We used to do our Eid prayer in our old neighbourhood’s mosque, then came back to the house to have breakfast. Not long after, my neighbours (especially the kids) came to our house to greet us. This is where it gets interesting. My dad would then give the kids small pocket money and there would be so many kids came to our house, I remember there were even times when they had to queue to greet my dad (and got the pocket money hahaha). So festive! About an hour later, we then went to my grandfather’s grave and then to my grandmother’s house where we spent the day there with our family. There were abundant food for everyone, mostly traditional ones, super delicious. Afterwards, we went to my dad’s bosses’ houses and did not come back home until late at night.
But then my dad passed away and things have changed ever since. We did not do our Eid prayer in the neighbourhood mosque nor did we open our house to the neighbours anymore, instead we left the house early in the morning and prayed in the mosque near my grandmother’s house. We spent the day there still, but did not go anywhere else except my dad’s and grandfather’s grave afterwards.
Then I left to study in the UK – while I was there, my grandmother sold her house and moved with my uncle. So another ritual was changed. Then my family moved house last year, and again, things changed!
To think of it again, a lot has changed in the past years but still the idea of spending Eid day with family (and food! :p) never changes. To me that’s what makes the day important – spending time with family and your loved ones… exchange blessings and forgiveness.
So we spent the day at my uncle’s house yesterday. Here’s what I wore. Hmmm.. it’s not every day that I post a portrait of myself but since I really really love what I wore, I decided to share some pictures here 😉
My dusty pink kaftan is from Ianthecollection and my offwhite clutch is from Allura. Allura is an Indonesian accessories brand of all things sweet and pretty designed by my dear friend Nasya Marissa. I mean, look at this classic clutch! Soooo pretty right? 🙂
And.. to close off this post, I’m going to share some more pictures from yesterday’s family gathering. It was a lovely day and I hope your day was as lovely.
From my family to yours, I hope you had a blessed Eid day and holiday. Until next post! x
30 thoughts on “Eid Al Fitr”
Selamat hari raya Idul Fitri Chris, hope you had a wonderful days….btw cantiknyaaa, love that kaftan on you ! 🙂
Terima kasih Feb… have a good weekend to you :*
selamat Idul Fitri ya Chris… mohon maaf lahir batin…
Terima kasih Arman! maaf lahir batin 🙂
Wah Mbak Christa cantik bgt. Selamat Idul Fitri ya Mbak, mohon maaf lahir bathin. 😊
Aww terima kasih Icha.. maaf lahir batin juga yaa.. selamat idul fitri 🙂
You look so gorgeous, Christa..love the color of the kaftan ❤❤❤ Selamat Idul Fitri n mohon maaf lahir batin ☺
Thank youu Inong 😊 selamat idul fitri juga.. Maaf lahir batin yah. Mudik ngga? Hehe
Hi..hi..gak nih, Christa…di Jakarta aja ☺
Aku juga 🙂
Selamat lebaran maaf lahir batin ya
Sama sama Noni… maaf lahir batin 🙂
selamat Idul Fitri ya Christa, maaf lahir batin 🙂
Hihi terima kasih Ira! Maaf lahir batin yah 🙂
Selamat merayakan idul fitri bersama keluarga! Minal aidin wal faidzin.
Terima kasih Mikan 🙂 maaf lahir batin.. Hope you are well 🙂
Aakk!! Bajunya aku sukaa! Menyita perhatian 😍😍 warna dan modelnya pas banget Chris. Selamat lebaran juga ya Chris, selamat berkumpul dengan keluarga dan makanan enak 🙂
Hehehe makasihhh Deny 😘 puas banget makan enaknyaa.. Kenyang mulu beberapa hari ini alhamdulilah. Besok mulai meratiin timbangan lagi 😂
Selamat Hari Raya Idul Fitri ya Chris 🙂 .
Terima kasih Zilko! 🙂
Selamat Lebaran Christa 🙂
Terima kasih Auuak 🙂
Happy Ied, Ta.. Maaf lahir batin ya 🙂
Terima kasih Nadya, maaf lahir batin juga yaa 🙂
Sounds like a lovely tradition. Happy eid 🙂
Thank you! xx
Cantik banget Christa, baju sama clutch-nya juga. Selamat Idul Fitri yah (telat, baru buka blog lagi). Pastinya makanan hari raya itu sangat enak2 dan serasa semua makanan tradisional Indonesia dikeluarkan. DI keluarga kami juga punya acara berkunjung ke keluarga yang merayakan Idul Fitri dan pastinya bagian menyantap makanan khas Bugis (dari keluarga bokap) yang tidak bisa dilewatkan karena hanya ada di hari raya ini. 😀
Makasih Yunaa… hehehe. Selamat idul fitri juga 🙂 Wahhh kebayangnya asik banget yaa ada makanan khas Bugis. Kalo di keluargaku sih makanan standar lebaran, itu aja udah seneng juga 😀
Ceritanya menarik 🙂 Sepertinya bisa diikutsertakan dalam #GiveAwayLebaran 🙂
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Ikut ya Mak untuk meramaikan, sekaligus silahturahim 🙂
Hai Dee, Terima kasih, nanti dilihat dulu cara ikutannya 🙂