October 05, 2008

2008 Hari Raya

This past week the month of fasting ended and the month of feasting began. The first day of celebration is the most important. For the 3rd year, we celebrated with Abang and Kakak's family. On the first day family members apologize to one another for all they've done against them in the year past and "wipe the slate clean." This year Abang and his oldest son, Mohommad, had an extra special moment when Mohommad approached his dad. 3 weeks ago Mohommad was hit by a car leaving school. He came away with just a broken arm and some pretty incredible road rash on his head, but that's about it. The whole ordeal gave them a big scare and you could tell as Abang embraced Mohommad that he knew what incredible gift he had been given in the life of his son. Instead of the usual 2 or 3 kisses on the cheek (side to side...think "Latin American") Abang gave him at least 6 or 7.
Everyone dresses up in their new coordinating outfits. It was really fun this year for Anthony and Isaac to match. Instead of getting taylor made outfits this year, we just bought ready made ones (which usually mean my, Sharon, sleeves are too short:). Isaac's outfit was the smallest we could find and we still had to get it hemmed. What a great Raya as a family of three!

6 comments:

jdk0103 said...

What a beautiful family pic! Love the outfits :) Also, we're glad to see that their son is doing so much better.

Roberts said...

It is so interesting to me that even cultures that practice the same religion still have different festivals, clothing styles, etc. I've never heard of Raya before.

effe03 said...

Isaac looks pretty happy in that last pic about matching his daddy:) I bet it was cute to watch his knees sliding around on the hard floors as he crawled!!

SouthAsiaRocks said...

how cute :) I love the matching outfits :) You guys look awesome :)

Elizabeth said...

What a fun experience! Your clothes are always so interesting... what great memories. I really love the picture with Mohommad's arms around his dad's neck. It feels as though you're right there watching it happen...

Anonymous said...

He is growing so much . . Isaac that is. I loved the new pics of Raya. Aunt twy