Friday, September 18, 2009
Selamat Idul Fitri 1430h
Hari Raya Idul Fitri (also known as Lebaran) is the Indonesian term for the Muslim festival of Eid ul-Fitr. Muslims in Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore celebrate Eid like other Muslims throughout the world. The term "Hari Raya" literally means "Day of Celebration" — it is also occasionally used to refer to Eid ul-Adha in the form of "Hari Raya Idul Adha". The main greeting used by Muslims in Indonesia is "Selamat Idul Fitri" which means "Happy Eid." Another greeting is "maaf lahir dan bathin" which translates loosely to "I seek forgiveness (from you) physically and spiritually", for Hari Raya Idul Fitri is a time to reconcile and renew relationships with others.