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How to celebrate & Dress-up during Ramadan in Indonesia?

Muslims observe a month-long fast during the ninth month of Islamic Calendar know as Ramadan. This is an Islamic custom which every physically able Muslim is required to perform. The fast is basically held during the daylight time from the sunrise to the sunset. It is mentioned as the holy month in the Islamic scriptures. Ramadan is considered a time for sacrifice and to cleanse and strengthen one’s own will and desires. There are many other underrated aspects of Ramadan and the benefit it has on a person’s approach towards life in general. It teaches one to be a disciplined, spiritual cleansing, generous, kind, humble and self-satisfied human being.

Indonesia is the highest Muslim population country and it does provide a fairly amazing insight into the ways the month of Ramadan is celebrated and practised by Muslims. This fast is to remind the Muslims about the feeling of living in poverty devoid of essential human necessities such as food and luxuries of life. You can even do charity, offer meals or distribute gifts to the poor. You can offer clothes to bring a smile on the faces of the underprivileged class. For the large-heartedness that you can show by distributing new clothes amongst those who don’t have sufficient supplies, you deserve to avail the Kupon Bukalapak and fetch special discount offers on Ramadan fashion which will help you buy clothes with the same amount of money and spread more smiles.

Ramadan Customs

There are many great things happening around in Indonesia during the auspicious month of Ramadan. This includes many religious and traditional customs practised by people of different regions.

Charity and Donations

It is an obligatory duty of every Muslim to pay Zakat Tax by the end of Ramadan which is marked by the popular festival ‘Eid-Ul-Fitr’. This Zakat is meant to help the poor people in the society who do not have enough financial capability to celebrate the festive occasion because they are hardly able to make their ends meet. This money can be paid to local groups who work for this cause or independent make a contribution to a cause which you wish to assist with your charity. To donate gifts and dresses to the Poor, you can ensure lowest prices on Fashion Apparels during the Ramadan by simply using the Promo Zalora on your clothing purchase online.

Faith and Spirituality

oversizedLife, in general, slows down a bit due to many people practising fast during the daylight. The markets are usually closed down for the whole day apart from some numerable ones which remain open. Muslims are taught to pray fives times a day which apparently, is not followed by all Muslims alike, but during the Ramadan, almost all the Muslims perform the customary fives prayers a day and visit Mosques with the utmost strictness.

What to Wear in Ramadan?

igf-1-hijup-x-pixyThe clothing during the festive season is mostly a very integral aspect in any religion and this case is no different. People tend to do a lot of shopping towards the last week of Ramadan and try to get as much as they can for eating and to wear before breaking the fast or also known as Iftaar.

cover-hijup-magzWomen particularly love to buy new special clothes for each day of Iftaar. The ending of Ramazan is marked by the celebration of Eid which is the Holiday time. The women usually prefer proper Islamic traditional dresses along with Hijab when it comes to clothing. But don’t see any stereotype about it as Hijab Style trends of Indonesia are being appreciated world over and it has really become a craze in recent years. The most common obsession amongst the women has been the silk chiffon Caftans which they are desperate to match with their head scarfs for an eloquent look. If you are looking for elegant traditional scarfs and ethnic wear on the cheapest fashion deals for Islamic Attires, the Voucher Matahari.com will help you find just what you were looking for.

serba-putihThe hand-stitched embroidery work is also very popular amongst women as they choose their Caftans after rigorous research of finely crafted embroidery work and decorated with beads. They would generally take hours to purchase one, all the while going through several clothes merchants one after the other. It could be smartly done with effortless ease by ordering the Caftans online using the Diskon Hijup which has an extensive range of Caftans to choose from and a lot of Best Deals on Fashion Apparels.

Women looking for hijab attires can also avail the best discount offers on Muslim Fashion Wear using the Voucher Hijabenka and get the shopping done at a budget-friendly price from the convenience of homes.

Holi celebration in India, Indian festivals

Holi: The Celebration of Colors!

When calendar indicates the arrival of spring, in India the season is welcomed with great zeal and fun with its greatest festival, Holi.

With the advent of the spring season that symbolizes new beginnings, rejuvenation, and everything related to life which is brimming, sunny and optimistic, Holi, which is the greatest Indian festival is celebrated with vibrant color and water.

Often stated as the “colorful festival”, Holi holds a share of a mythical story with it. It is related to the victory of good over evil. The celebration usually starts by burning bonfire “Holika” after sunset on the day before the actual festival, on which people throw color, gulaal, and water on each other.

Here are the top 7 places to observe The Colorful Celebration Of Holi In India!

Lathmar Holi, Uttar Pradesh

Barsana Holi, Lathmar Holi India, Holi Celebration

Often celebrated in the Mathura, Barsana and Vrindavan regions of Uttar Pradesh, the Lathmar Holi is all about a tradition where women chase their men and beat them playfully with sticks (Lathis). The Lathmar Holi in Uttar Pradesh is celebrated a week before the actual Holi festival.

It is said that the tradition of chasing and beating men with lathis dates back to the time of Dwaparyug, the days when Lord Krishna went to meet his beautiful beloved Radha and had mischievously teased her & her friends. And to take revenge, he was then chased by the women with lathis.

Since then, men from the Nandgaon region visit the Barsana region every year to be welcomed by lathis. During this beautiful traditional festival, men try to escape from women and those who get caught are required entertain women wearing female dresses and dancing in front of everyone.

Kumaoni Holi is yet another tradition of celebrating Holi in Kumaon village, Uttar Pradesh, where this colorful festival marks the celebration of good winning over evil. This Kumaoni Holi over here is celebrated in three distinct forms namely-

  • Khadi Holi, where men dress-up in traditional attires and dance & sing various Holi songs along the tunes of Hurka and Dhol.
  • Baithaki Holi, various musical performances, and songs based on Lord Krishna’s life are sung on the beats of classical instruments- harmonium and tabla, at the local community centers.
  • Mahila Holi, it is just the same as Baithaki Holi, the only difference is- it exclusively organized for women only.

Hola Mohalla, Punjab

Holi Hola Mohalla, Holi Celebration in Punjab

Yet another unique style of Holi celebration that usually takes place in Punjab is Hola Mohalla. Also referred as Warrior Holi, during this festival the participants (the warriors from Nihang Sikhs community) exhibit their fighting (Kushti) and martial arts skills to show their courage and strength.

The celebration is usually followed a day after the typically colorful Holi. Started in 1701 by Guru Gobind Singh (Sikh guru), this unique trend of celebrating Holi has gained immense popularity and had spread all the way from Anandpur Sahib to the Kiratpur Sahib.

Dol Yatra, West Bengal

Holi rituals, Holi celebration in India, CollectOffers

Dol Yatra is yet another style of Holi celebration of West Bengal, in which devotees pay tribute to Lord Krishna and Radha by placing their images or idols in palanquins decorated with leaves, flowers, and colorful clothes. While devotees sing songs and dance while swinging palanquins during the procession, men spray water and throw colors on the devotees.

Royal Holi, Udaipur

Wanna experience a royal celebration of Holi? Then Udaipur the city of Kingdoms will let you celebrate royally. The Royal Holi celebration organized by the royal family of Mewar is simply picturesque. During this festival, the present king of Mewar dynasty light-up the Holika Dehan bonfire, which is then followed by the fancy, colorful and elaborated processions of royal band shows, decorated horses, and dance performances.

Yaosang, Manipur

Holi in Manipur, Manipur Holi celebration, Holi in India

Celebrated for almost five days, this colorful festival in Manipur is often referred as the ‘Yaosang’, during which devotees pay tribute to their god “Lord Pakhangba”. The festival begins with the hut (Yaosang Mei Thaba) burning tradition after the sunset, followed by the ‘Nakatheng’ in which small children visit each home seeking monetary donations on the first day.

While on the second day, local band performances are organized in the temples and little girls on the second & third day seek monetary donations from relatives and friends. And on the last two days, the festival is celebrated with great zeal with lots of colors and water.

Rang Panchami, Maharashtra

 

Holi in Maharastra, Holi celebration

Rang Panchami is one of the most fun styles of Holi which is celebrated in Maharashtra. Starting off with the Purnimasi tithe of burning Holika after sunset that symbolizes the victory of good over evil, is then followed by “Rang Panchami” where people sprinkle gulaal, water and other colors on each other while dancing and singing. Special delicacy, “Puran Poli” is prepared to offer to god during this festival.

I’m sure that you’ve made your mind to feel the joy one of above destination in this holi. Plan your trip soon, there are 34 hotel booking offers available.

Happy Holi! 🙂

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Hari Raya Haji and Chung Yeung Festivals just have gone and now Singaporeans are preparing for the big Indian festival; Deepavali. In short, festival enthusiasm in Singapore is on all time high ever since Singapore celebrated the Golden Jubilee of independence this year. The shortest meaning of the festival is holidays. Have you planned yours? Not Yet?

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