This July, Muslims all around the world were doing the yearly fasting month, the ninth month of Islamic calendar, Ramadhan. The first day of the tenth Month, the month of Syawal, celebrated as the day of winning, or Ied (Eid al-Fitr). This is one of the biggest holidays celebrated in Indonesia, as opposed to a few countries that celebrate Eid al-Adha more.
Previously, Ied, or Idul Fitri in Indonesian has been blogged in previous articles such as here and here. In this article, we will talk about the special food for the occassion. In Idul Fitri, one tradition that’s done usually is Silaturrahmi, the term of visiting one another’ house and shaking hands as a symbol of forgiveness. Done after doing the Ied prayer together, while visiting the houses, it’s a tradition to offer food and cookies for guests, and it’s customary to take at least one.
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