Celebrating Hari Raya in school

Marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan is the festival of Eid, known in Singapore as Hari Raya Aidilfitri or Hari Raya Puasa. Ramadan is a period of sober repentance for Muslims, with approximately 30 days of dawn-to-dusk fasting.

img_5286Bubba’s school held a celebration for Hari Raya to expose the little ones to this tradition and for them to understand what it meant for those who observed this custom. For the older kids, the teachers shared what it meant to fast. As for the younger ones like Bubba’s age, they participated in the celebrations by putting on the traditional costumes and feasting on the different cookies that were usually eaten during the festival.

img_5262The Man went hunting for the Baju Kurung for Bubba at Tanjong Katong Complex. We saw this one at First Lady retailing for S$14.95 (practically a steal) but it had no hanger appeal. So he walked all over hoping that others at a pocket-friendly price will come along the way. Well, it didn’t. Bubba specially requested for a pink outfit so thankfully one in size 2 was still available.

It’s a little huge plus the skirt was a tad bit long for her so I decided to put my sewing skills to the test and temporarily shortened it with some simple stitches. Those stitches turned out to be quite bad that my helper and the Man laughed at me. I was all ready to let it slide for the Bub was just going to wear it for like half a day at school for the celebration but the helper  was super sweet and she redid the whole thing. Talk about Mama fail. Oops! That said, we definitely had fun dressing Bubba up for the celebration.

Next up? Racial Harmony Day!

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