Hari Raya Haji, being celebrated on the August 12th this year, is an eagerly awaited and most celebrated festival in Singapore. Muslims all over the world, remember their faith with prayer and reflection on this day. Also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, it gives us all an opportunity to make an everlasting impression in the hearts of our Muslim friends and loved ones.
This festive season, let us look beyond the usual sweets, cookies or Kueh that are the popular gifts exchanged on this day. Choose from the list below that we have carefully curated to perfectly convey your love and warm wishes on this blessed day.
Spiritual Books and CDs
Inspiring and informative spiritual books and CDs are the best way to celebrate the greatness of this occasion.
Clothes and Apparel
Dressing up in finest of clothes is an integral part of this festival. Gift your friends and loved ones some new clothes. Women on this day prefer to wear Baju Kurong, Baju Kebaya or Jubah. Men also wear Baju Kurong together with a Kain Samping, a piece of cloth worn over the trousers. Find some great options for apparel at Zalora and Lazada.
Toys for the little ones
Give the kids and the little ones in the family, some new toys. Video games, picture books and stuffed toys make great gifts on this occasion. Some of the fun options are made available on Lazada.
Arabian Perfumes and Prayer Rugs
Ittars, Arabian perfumes, and prayer rugs are the most traditional gifts exchanged on this day. They also convey your warm wishes in the most subtle way. J’etaime Perfume Workshop has some really cool ones to choose from.
Gift Cards ranging from some of the best eateries in town to the best of home decor and artifacts, are also considered to be great gifts. Why not let them pick what they need the most? You can find a wide range of gift cards on Mooments.
This festival is observed by all Muslims as a day to reflect within, spiritually. Owing to this, one must always know gifts that are completely unacceptable on this occasion.
What not to give:
Black is an avoidable colour.
Wine, champagne or any other form of alcohol is also an absolute no-no.
With our Muslim friends busy preparing a scrumptious and mouth-watering feast of Lontong, Ayam Masak Merah, Beef Rendang, Ketupat and Kueh, we better busy ourselves with buying them the perfect gifts for this day.
Mooments wishes everyone in Singapore, especially our Muslims friends, Selamat Hari Raya!