Hari Raya Aidil Fitri is a major religious celebration for all muslims, especially the Malays in Malaysia. Hari Raya Aidil Fitri is a day for celebrating the end of the fasting month or Ramadhan. Throughout the fasting month, muslims fast during the day and attend prayers (sembahyang Terawih) at night after they break fast.
On the 27th night of the fasting month, muslims light up lamps (pelita) surrounding their houses. The spirit of solidarity is reflected through the collection of a compulsory contribution known as zakat fitrah from all muslims before the first day of Hari Raya Aidil Fitri (Shawal).
Hari Raya Aidil Fitri is also a day for thanksgiving and forgiveness, with relatives and friends paying visits to foster closer ties. All are welcome to the Open Houses hosted by individuals and organizations to join in the joy and merriment of this celebration. This is the uniqueness of Hari Raya Aidil Fitri in Malaysia as compared to other countries.