With the conditional Movement Control Order still in place until 6 June 2020 and interstate travel still restricted, this year’s Raya will definitely be difficult for those who are living away from their families. So if you are unable to balik kampung to celebrate Hari Raya, read on to find out 5 ways to celebrate a memorable Hari Raya!
Shop for what you need online
If you are still concerned about going out to do your Raya shopping, shopping online is a great alternative to avoid queuing up with others! From food ingredients, baju Raya, kitchen appliances and more, anything can be conveniently bought online! If you are looking for new kitchen appliances or cookware for this festive season, SENZ.COM.MY has a wide selection of products (and ongoing promotions!) for you to shop online!
Make your own Kuih Raya
Have more time on your hands to make kuih Raya during CMCO? There are a variety of recipes online for you to learn, or ask your mum for her signature kuih recipes, you would be surprised at how rewarding making your own kuih Raya can be! We posted these super easy Honey Cornflakes recipe recently, so go give it a try!
Send virtual (or physical) greeting cards
To keep the Raya spirit alive, send virtual greeting cards to your families and friends via email or other messaging apps. Or go the traditional way and send physical Raya cards by post to cheer them up! Just remember to plan ahead so that they will be able to receive the cards in time for Raya.
Video-chat your relatives during Hari Raya
Hari Raya is a time for giving and forgiving; the tradition of greeting your elders in the morning to seek forgiveness is a tradition that brings families closer together. Unfortunately, we would not able to do spend such times physically together this year, but we can still connect with relatives via different video calls!
Order in your Raya meal
Let’s be honest, Hari Raya is mostly about the food! If you are away from home, this may be the worst part of Raya. However, you can always order your favourite Raya meal to be delivered to your doorstep via food delivery services! Give your relatives a pleasant surprise and arrange some to be delivered to them as well!
Although we are required to observe social distancing rules and be physically apart during Raya this year, do not let this stop you from having a memorable Hari Raya! Have a blessed Ramadan and Hari Raya!
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