Much like other festivities, Hari Raya is known to be a time for family members, near and far, to come together and celebrate this special day. Unfortunately, considering the state of the country right now, there’s a possibility that we might not be permitted to return to our hometowns at all. This is definitely difficult for those who are living away from their families.
So, if you’re one of us who will be celebrating Hari Raya away from home this year, don’t worry fam! Read on to find out how you can still have a memorable Hari Raya celebration:
1. Put on those ‘kelap-kelip’ lights to get your house Raya-ready
These decorative lights (or more famously known as ‘kelap-kelip’ lights) are our modern solution to pelita and usually, seeing it hanging on almost every one of your Muslim neighbour’s house will always get us in the mood for Raya. So, if you fear that your house won’t have that Raya ‘feel’ this year, just put on these lights and we’ll guarantee your house will be Raya-ready instantly!
2. Can’t sing Raya songs in the car? Have a Raya karaoke session!
We know, this sounds ridiculous. But since music never fails to be a mood booster, singing a few good ol’ Raya songs can really help to make you feel less gloomy and get you right in that Raya mood. Don’t wanna sing alone? Hold a virtual karaoke session with some of your loved ones and go belt those notes together!
Here are some of our go-to Raya songs!
3. Learn how to make your mum’s signature Raya dishes & cookies
Food is a very essential part of eid because Hari Raya is a day of victory for Muslims after a whole month of fasting. If you won’t have your mum’s signature dishes around this Raya, why not learn how to make them yourself? Here are some of the best (and easiest!) recipes you can try:
- This ketupat recipe requires only four ingredients and you only need to use a rice cooker!
- This beef rendang recipe is not too complicated and will confirm give you that authentic rendang taste that all Malaysians love.
- For kuih Raya, these Honey Cornflakes is a must for every Raya. (And they’re super hassle-free to make!)
Tip: exchange some of these dishes with your friends (via delivery service okay, you still need to stay at home!) so you’ll have more variations to enjoy!
4. Dress up in your finest Hari Raya OOTD
Just because we’ll probably be staying indoors this Raya, doesn’t mean we can’t look our best! Remember, if you want to feel festive, you need to look festive too!
And don’t worry, you still have an abundance of options to shop online, which will be even more convenient as you don’t have to leave your home and face the usual bustling crowd at the malls!
5. Have an e-apology session with your parents via video call
Hari Raya is also known as a time of forgiveness, where Muslims would sincerely apologise to their family members. This tradition is really valued as it would often bring the family even closer together.
Though it’s sad that we might not spend this special day with our families in person, we can still spend time with them virtually via video calls! Definitely helpful for those who have other siblings who also can’t make it home. But do make sure to have sufficient data because if the video call gets cut off, confirm will potong your Raya mood!
Of course, what’s Raya without some Raya deals and ads right? 😛
To make sure you have sufficient data this Raya so that this doesn’t happen to you, you can consider Yoodo!
In case you didn’t know, Yoodo is Malaysia’s first truly customisable and 100% digital telco, and that means you can personally choose how much call time, SMS or internet data you want in your monthly plan. You have all the freedom you need because there are more than 350,000 combinations to choose from!
Sounds too good to be true, huh?
No need to worry about the coverage either because Yoodo is powered by Celcom which has the widest 4G LTE coverage in the country. Lucky for you, Yoodo will be offering some special promos this Raya 2020 for those of us who are… well, not too fortunate to be with our families.
For a limited time only, Yoodo has been visited by the #Monsteraya who is offering 20GB of data for only RM20!
Yes, that’s right! This means you won’t have a problem chatting with your mum, dad, siblings, grandparents, aunties, uncles, cousins, or neighbours….. everyone also can!
Other than that, Yoodo is also offering these attractive add-on items from as low as RM5 to your plan, such as:
With these add-ons, you can definitely boost your Raya mood by posting OOTD’s on Instagram, holding karaoke sessions with Spotify, video calling every single one of your relatives via WhatsApp and even participating in viral Raya TikTok trends with your friends! And that’s not all…
The #Monsteraya is also giving away a total of RM50,000 worth of duit raya!
How to win? Super simple! All you need to do is spend a minimum of RM35 on the Yoodo app and you’ll stand a chance to win RM20 in Boost credits. New winners will be announced every week from 24 April to 11 June. So what are you waiting for, guys? Grab this chance to win some duit raya!
Now, before you run out the door to get your Yoodo SIM card, hold it right there. There’s actually a very easy way to get it that doesn’t even require you to leave the house! Just follow these steps:
- Download the Yoodo app (available on both App Store & Google Play)
- Register an account OR request to port in with your existing number
- Order your FREE SIM card and it’ll be delivered to you for FREE!
Not enough freebies? Here, you’ll also get FREE 5GB data upon your first activation!
There you go! You get to obey the MCO by staying in and you get all these freebies along with it. Score!
If you ever feel like you’ve never found the perfect mobile plan, this is exactly what you need! Especially now when we’re pretty much stuck at home using our phones all the time. This way, you can get the right balance of calls, text messages and internet data because #YouDoItBetter!
To everyone celebrating Hari Raya, we hope that you’ll have a very special celebration with your loved ones, either in person or even virtually. Selamat Hari Raya!