Celebration Day of Fasting or which is commonly known as Hari Raya in Malay is the term of Eid ul-Fitr , whereby Muslims all around the world celebrate to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan. In Malaysia things are bit different as we have the concept of having open houses. In fact I’ve been invited to couple of open houses myself. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term open house. According to AllMalaysia.info , its
Unique to Malaysia is the “open house” concept where – during the various cultural and religious festivals – friends, families and even strangers would visit the homes of those who are celebrating the festival, to wish them well and enjoy the feast prepared by their hosts. Definitely something to experience!
Source : AllMalaysiaInfo
This is why I truly admire Malaysia. You can’t get this in any other countries and its truly Malaysian. I mean , where on earth could you have open houses for all the festivals in Malaysia – including Christmas. SO if you’re a foreigner and plan to visit Malaysia during X-mas (assuming I’m still in Malaysia during that time) , feel free to drop me a comment and I’ll be your local Ambassador. I’m not a Muslim myself but I do celebrate all the holidays !