Hari Raya Puasa Singapore

What is Hari Raya Puasa?

  • Eid, also known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri or Hari Raya Puasa in Singapore, is celebrated on the first day of Syawal, the tenth month of the Hijri (Islamic) calendar.
  • It is a festive celebration that comes after Ramadan, a month-long fast. 1 The Malay word Hari Raya means “great (or grand) day of rejoicing.”

On what date it is celebrated?

  • Hari Raya Puasa occurs on the first day of the tenth month in the Hijrah calendar. Since the Hijrah uses a lunar calendar, Hari Raya Puasa’s exact date varies from year to year.  You shouldn’t confuse Hari Raya Puasa with the first day of the Islamic New Year.

When is Hari Raya Puasa in Singapore 2024?

The date of Hari Raya Puasa is on 9-4-2024.

What happens on Hari Raya Puasa?

  • Ramadan, the month of fasting, comes to an end on Hari Raya Puasa. Within the Muslim community, it is a season of forgiveness and a time to strengthen ties with family and friends. To celebrate Hari Raya Puasa, friends and family exchange invites, decorate their homes, and buy new attire.
  • It’s a hectic day the first day after Ramadan. Muslims would go to the mosque and say special prayers on the morning of Hari Raya Puasa to commemorate the completion of the month-long fast.
  • Asking elders for forgiveness and paying visits to family and friends are two more customs that have been observed. Most visits start at the parent’s house because it is common practice among Muslims to ask their parents for forgiveness for whatever wrongdoing they may have done in the previous year.
  • Muslims are not expected to go to the cemetery during Hari Raya, although many do so to remember those who have passed away.
  • Singapore observes Hari Raya Puasa as a public holiday. Muslims prepare a sumptuous meal for their guests on this day.

What traditional food is cooked in Hari Raya Puasa Singapore?

1. Serunding

  • Grated coconut is sautéed to create these hot, fried coconut flakes, which are typically consumed with grains or other foods.
Serunding

2. Beef Rendang

  • This hot beef stew is a delectable dish made with lots of spices and coconut milk that is well-known throughout the world.

Beef Rendang

3.Sayur Lodeh

  • This meal, which is a vegetable soup made with coconut milk, is typically served with lontong, lemang, or ketupat.
Sayur Lodeh

4 Lontong

  • Instead of steaming rice, this dish—a Malay rice cake wrapped in banana leaves and cooked—can serve as a staple. It’s typically served with other meals like serunding, sambal tumis telur, and sambal goreng.
Lontong

5. Ketupat

  • Ketupat, a type of rice-wrapped palm-leaf dumpling similar to lontong, is a common staple that is typically eaten with other foods.
Ketupat

Public Transport – Bus/Metro Timing during Hari Raya Puasa

SMRT First & Last Train Timings on (9-4-2024) the day of Hari Raya Puasa

Train line

Departing from

Terminating at

Last train departure

North-South Line

City Hall

Jurong East

12.30am

Marina South Pier

East-West Line

Pasir Ris

Tuas Link

Circle Line

Dhoby Ghaut

HarbourFront

11.55pm

HarbourFront

Dhoby Ghaut

11.30pm

Thomson-East Coast Line

Woodlands North

Gardens by the Bay

12.02am

Gardens by the Bay

Woodlands North

12.25am

SMRT First & Last Bus Timings on (9-4-2024) the day of Hari Raya Puasa

Interchange

SMRT bus

services

Extended last

bus timing

(after midnight)

Choa Chu Kang

300, 301, 302, 307, 983A

1.40am

Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub

901, 911, 912A, 912B, 913

1.25am

Bukit Panjang

920, 922, 973A

1.25am

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