Hari Raya Puasa refers to “The day of celebrating the end of fasting.” During this holy month, Muslims practice fasting to empathize with the poor and underprivileged and show appreciation for their food. To celebrate the end of fasting, families don colourful traditional outfits as they go from house to house and savour delicious foods such as rendang, ketupat and many different kinds of “kuih”.
In this year’s Hari Raya celebration, the children took part in traditional games such as rolling marbles, green packet making and ketupat weaving. Games and activities are a fun way for children to learn the concept of diversity. They also teach young children to respect and celebrate the different cultures here in Singapore.