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Hari Raya Haji: Gift Ideas


Hari Raya Haji, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, is one of the most important festivals in the Islamic calendar.  It falls 70 days after the fasting month, also known as the holy month of Ramadan. It commemorates the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, and is a time for Muslims to remember those who have sacrificed their lives for their faith.

During this festive period, Muslims celebrate Hari Raya Haji with feasting, family gatherings and prayers.

Hari Raya Gift Ideas

If you are attending a Hari Raya party, it is customary to bring a gift for the host. Here are some ideas for practical gifts that will be appreciated by your Muslim friends and family:

1. Hari Raya Flowers
For Hari Raya, many people like to give flowers as a gesture of appreciation. Different flowers represent different things, so it's important to choose the right kind of flower for the right occasion.

Some popular Hari Raya flowers include roses and sunflowers. Roses are often given as a sign of love and appreciation, while sunflowers are associated with happiness and good luck.

2. Hari Raya Candles
A thoughtful gift, candles can be used during prayer or to make the home smell nice.

Candles play an important part in Hari Raya celebrations. They are often used to symbolize the lighting of the way for Muslims returning home after performing the haj, and are also said to bring good luck and ward off evil spirits.

3. Hari Raya Hampers

A Hari Raya Hamper is a pre-assembled collection of food, drink and other items that are given as a gift. Hampers are usually given to friends, family or business associates during the festive season.

Some common items that are found in hampers include:

- Malaysian delicacies such as kuih lapis, kuih kapit and cookies

- Fruit juices and soft drinks

- Flavoured tea and coffee

- Chocolate

Create your own Hari Raya Hamper with us! We have curated some flowers and add-ons in our Hari Raya Collection, for you to add and customise your very own Hari Raya Hampers.

Simply choose your favourite flower arrangement and add our scented candle gift sets! Our flowers are beautifully arranged to decorate your home and make excellent centrepieces for Hari Raya celebrations. You can even choose from our premium gift boxes to wrap your gift. Send this lovely gift box to surprise your loved ones this Raya.

 

Do's and Don'ts: Hari Raya Gifts

Do meaningful colours

When choosing colours for your Hari Raya gift, it is important to consider the meaning behind the colours to send good wishes. Red is a cheerful and happy colour, so it is perfect for gifts that you want to bring happiness to the recipient. Red also symbolises good luck and is believed to ward off evil spirits. Green is also a positive colour and represents Islam, making it a great choice for religious-themed gifts. Gold and yellow are luxurious colours that represent royalty, wealth and prosperity, making them excellent choices for Hari Raya gifts. White is a pure and peaceful colour, symbolising purity making it ideal for gifts that you want to show your respect or gratitude for.

Do give gifts with two hands

When exchanging gifts, it is customary to use both hands. This shows respect for the gift and the person giving it to you.

Don't give non-halal gifts

Be very careful with sweet treats like pineapple tarts and chocolates – though delicious, make sure they are halal! Avoid alcohol and pork-based products as they are not halal and cannot be consumed by Muslims.

Non-food items such as books, clothes and stationery also make great gifts for the special occasion!

Don't give inauspicious gifts

Hari Raya is a time for families, friends and loved ones to come together to celebrate. It is a time of joy and happiness. However, there are some inauspicious gifts that you should avoid giving on this special day. Some of the inauspicious gifts for Hari Raya include clocks, knives and scissors. These gifts are considered bad luck and should be avoided. Instead, choose something more positive to give to your loved ones on this special day.

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Hari Raya Haji is a special time for Muslims all over the world, and is a great opportunity to show your appreciation for their culture and traditions. By giving a thoughtful and meaningful gift, you will be sure to make a lasting impression on your friends and family.

We hope you have a blessed Hari Raya Haji!

Love,

Ana Hana