Monday, August 29, 2011

Selamat Hari Raya!

Seems that the argument is how Malaysia seems to have changed the way they greet one of the most celebrated day in Muslims calendar. There are two eid in Islam. Eid ul-fitr and Eid ul-adha. One is after a whole month of Ramadhan and the other is after the Haj season in Mekah.

The form is still the same. 

The evolution goes like this :

Selamat Hari Raya  - > Eid Mubarak -> SHRAF

The first is the Malay word for Eid ul-Fitr and the second one is how Arabs greet each other and the final one is the short form version which seems to circulate among the youngster.

However you say your greetings, have a great Eid and as is a norm in Malaysia nowadays, be safe on the road. Happy holidays too as Malaysia will have 3 days of holidays due to Eid being during Merdeka/Independence Day celebration at the same time on 31st August 2011.

And eat moderately. It will be a shame for those who manage to lose the pounds to gain it back so soon.

1 comment:

  1. So true! Vigorously nodding my head in agreement!