Raya is a celebration of joy and happiness to share with your friends and family. While many of us would look forward to this exciting celebration, there are also preparations that you may want to consider to help you prepare for this wonderful occasion.
Hari Raya is a joyous celebration and it is a special time for our Muslim friends to balik kampung and reunite with their family. If you’re lucky enough to be invited to a Hari Raya open house, you’ll find yourself indulging in delicious food like beef rendang, lemang and who would have forgotten the all-time favourites satay and ketupat!
But before you get super excited over great food and fun celebration with your loved ones, here’s a checklist on the things that you need to do before you balik kampung:
1) Bake Cookies or Buy Them – What’s more exciting than bonding with your friends and family over a plate of scrumptious cookies? Butter cookies, ‘biskut kacang’, and many other baked delicacies could bring people discussing about the flavours and wonders of these tasty treats. So make sure you get those cookies ready for your guests to enjoy.
2) Learn To Cook Amazing Rendang
Brush up your cooking skills this coming Raya as you can’t miss out one of the most amazing gourmet – Rendang!. Even the thought of it sounds tempting and you could find your guests feasting with joy if your rendang tastes amazing. So get your recipes ready and start practising today!
3) Get Your House Cleaned
Besides uplifting the atmosphere in the house, cleaning also plays a part in keeping a dust-free and healthier home. Be sure to keep the compound cleaned, the grass mowed and the drains freed from shrubs.
4) Decorate Your House
Raya celebration will definitely be more joyous if the house is decorated and cleaned as it can lift up the guests’ spirit. Hence, you may want to consider getting your curtains replaced and shop for Raya knick knacks at the the nearest shopping mall.
5) Go Shopping For Baju Raya!
Raya month is your chance to show off your incredible fashion sense. Get your wallets ready and head on to the mall for shopping to get a new look. Be sure to also get your cameras ready as you’ll be expecting many OOTDs.
6) Prepare ‘Duit Raya’
Every year, during the month of Ramadhan, you’ll notice how crowded banks can be as our Muslim friends would be lining up at the bank to withdraw stacks of clean, crisp Ringgit notes to slip into green packets and distribute to their family and friends. So get those packets ready and bring some smiles to your guests!
7) Fill Your Playlist With Hari Raya Songs
On top of the lists of activities above, how can we miss out some Raya songs to lift up the mood and spirit of those who are celebrating? Be sure to get your playlist ready with a great selection of Raya songs for everyone to savour each moment.
8) Keep your home checked from pests
But as we anticipate and prepare for this wonderful celebration, have you wondered that there could be some unruly and unwanted guests hiding in your home, possibly feasting on your Rendang and causing chaos to your guests? If you’re wondering what it is, it’s no other than a household’s greatest enemy – pests.
Common pests like cockroaches, ants and rats may be secretly hiding around your house and you wouldn’t want to give your guests any unnecessary surprises while everyone is feasting. These gnarly pests may seem familiar and harmless, but there is a potential risk for them to spread harmful diseases that could cost more than just discomfort to your loved ones.
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