Raya Away From Home: 5 Ways to Keep the Festive Spirit Alive
This year is going to be another year that we celebrate Raya without waking up to the sights and sounds of our kampungs. Although we may be separated by circumstances as we are fighting to keep the pandemic from spreading, Raya is still Raya!
This holiday is that one time in a year where we connect with our families and the people around us, asking for forgiveness for our misdeeds and seeking blessings from our loved ones. So here are five ways that you can do to keep the festive spirit alive, while making sure that you stay safe always!
1. Hand Out Kuih Raya to Your Neighbors
You might have bought a few boxes of kuih raya for yourself to enjoy, but why not pass the happiness around? Share them with your neighbors who might not be as fortunate as you. Doing good will make you feel good too among all the doom and gloom!
2. Have a Virtual Raya Karaoke Session with your Family
With all the free karaoke apps such as WeSing, you still can have a fun time with your family as you sing Raya classics “Dari Jauh Ku Pohon Maaf”, “Satu Hari Di Hari Raya”, and “Suasana Hari Raya”! Make it a fun family time together, even though you’re not back at your kampung!
3. Download Virtual Games to Play with your Cousins
For the trendy gamers, utilise your Discord channel and teach your other non-gamer cousins to open up a Discord account of their own, so you all can hang out and play games together virtually! There are many fun, free games to explore such as Family Style and Drawize. That’s something to look forward too during the long weekend of Raya!
4. Get that e-Apology Session Going On
Not to forget, one of the main traditions during Raya is to seek forgiveness and blessings from our elders. Set up the Zoom meeting with all your extended family and you can still do the same! Not to forget the duit Raya that comes afterwards. There are now plenty of banking and e-wallet apps that will help you send them to your loved ones in no time at all!
5. Don’t Forget to Dress in Your OOTD and Cook Your Raya Favourites
There’s no reason not to dress up in your best and cook what you like! So go ahead and celebrate just like how you would do it in your kampung.
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