This year should be more exciting because we will be celebrating hari raya with both families unlike last year I gave birth during Ramadhan and we were at my kampung the whole 1 month confinement before going to my MIL's house. So our hari raya last year was spent in my mom's house, alhamdulillah my husband did not mind at all. Thanks dear. I promise you, this year will be one of the best celebration insyaAllah..
Somehow, came accross on my mind the time when I really missed my family. That was years back, in US. During Ramadhan we have so many activities, one of my most favourite was a slot in lecture session where I had to give a briefing on Ramadhan & Fasting in a lecture hall. That was awesome! Can't you imagine a lil Tini talking about Ramadhan & Fasting to non-muslims which mostly Americans! They were so curious and asked sort of questions. That was one of our programmes during Ramadhan.
Another programme that we had was a Fast-a-Thon programme, whereby you were promoting to non-muslims to do fasting as for them to experience the fasting month. They had to sign a pledge that they would obey the rules & regulation (no eating, no drinking, no bad acts/words etc). We then brought this to local companies and they will donate to our Tucson Food Community Bank. We had a fabulous feedback on this programme.
Well, too much sweet memories in US in Ramadhan..but I leave you with some pictures:-
My first time raya in the State..just got back from EidulFitri prayer. That was my most favourite cactus, at the back of my house.
2nd year hari raya in the States. That was the tallest cactus in my campus. (tinggi dari pokok kelapa tuu)