Vinna Joan Lacanilao Roque

Skool4Kidz Campus @ Sengkang Riverside Park

Vinna Joan Lacanilao Roque
12 Jun 2021

Celebrating Singapore's Unique Heritage - Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2021 (17 May 2021)

Children had a fun-filled Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration that was held on Monday, 17th May 2021. Through this event, they learned the significance of celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Celebrations like this foster appreciation for other cultures in Singapore, thereby promoting social and cultural cohesion. Children were given insightful information on how this festivity is celebrated amongst Muslims through a presentation supported with dance, art and craft activities all while observing the COVID-19 safe management measures.

Above is a photo from Tiny Tots (PG) children donning colourful Baju Kurung and ethnic costumes. They also danced gleefully to a Hari Raya song with graceful hand movements.

Here are the Fun Learners listening to the teacher as she presents information about Hari Raya Aidilfitri. They were introduced to the varieties of Malay kuih and delicacies that are usually served during Hari Raya. Besides learning the Malay dance, they also had the opportunity to create ketupat collage as part of their art and craft activity.

They also proudly presented their Malay ethnic costumes, the Baju Kurung and Baju Melayu, to their friends. The children were able to learn more about the Malay culture through dance, ethnic wear, and place of worship.

Knowledge Builders children were involved in paper ketupat craft, their hands carefully wove the paper template. They were also dressed in traditional Malay costume and had a good time dancing to an upbeat Hari Raya song.

Ready Skoolers (K2) children were involved in rolling strips of colour paper to complete their ketupat artwork. They also enjoyed the Malay kuih and snacks brought to school to be shared with their friends.

Hari Raya Aidilfitri signifies the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. It falls on the 1st day of Syawal in the Islamic calendar. Hari Raya Aidilfitri is considered the festival of gratitude to God after Muslims around the world celebrate their victory in completing their fast. Children were able to recognise the various activities Muslims practise during Hari Raya Aidilfitri such as wearing Baju Kurung/Melayu, visiting relatives from house to house, eating Hari Raya dishes and kuehs, as well as seeking blessings and forgiveness from the elders.

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