The year 2023 is a new start for all of us after a few difficult years living with the Covid-19 pandemic. In Malaysia, this year’s celebration will be free from hindrances with the only limitations we face being those set by ourselves.
A splendid Hari Raya Aidilfitri we will have indeed with all sorts of elegant as well as hilarious decoration videos making their rounds on social media including TikTok, Facebook and Instagram. For those of you looking for some decoration ideas, here are some tips on the latest trends and inspiration for Raya 2023.
Mengkuang Decorations for a Touch of Nostalgia
Traditional decorations made from batik and mengkuang or screwpine leaves that evoke the feel of kampung are the in thing this year, which only makes sense for you to follow suit. Decorate your living room walls with mengkuang trays for a unique 60s feel!
Curtains Make a Whole Lot of Difference
While it’s a routine to change your curtains with each celebration, the particular type and design of the curtain you choose can make a whole lot of difference to the overall atmosphere of your home. Apart from blocking out light, curtains can double as backdrops of your “Raya Photobooth”. A word of caution – the colour you choose ought to be bright and elegant, and not too gaudy.
Fairy Lights Are a Necessity
It may still be the fasting month but the Aidilfitri mood is already evident with many among us decorating our porches with colourful fairy lights. Not to be outdone, some are hanging them up on their roofs as well. While climbing up roofs to put up fairy lights may be somewhat extreme, do consider them for the interiors of your home because fairy lights indoors look just as pretty. Hang them up along your curtains and you have an instant “Photo wall”!
Light Up Your Home with Pelita Panjut
Muslims typically celebrate the last 10 nights of Ramadan by erecting pelita panjut along their driveway. Known as Malam Tujuh Likur, the practice of putting up lamps around the house prior to Aidilfitri is an age-old tradition that never fails to bring about feelings of nostalgia and festive cheer. So, what are you waiting for? Light up, now!
Aidilfitri is one of the biggest celebrations in Malaysia and is celebrated by all regardless of race or religion. As such, we wish everyone a joyful celebration with family and friends, wherever you are!
Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Maaf zahir dan batin.