Idul Fitri was held by every moslem in the world in different celebrations. In Saudi Arabia, people wash their car in order to make it cleaner and shiner than usual. It is a symbol of people’s happiness to celebrate Idul Fitri and to show their honors. They also build a tent in their yard in various colors. Sometimes, they make a play and theatre and another kind of festival to celebrate Idul Fitri.
They cook various meal of sheep’s meat which are combined with vegetables. Every family will cut at least three sheep and cook the meat in various meals. Zakat is divided by using car. The cars wander around to divide zakat for whom who was listed. Every shops provides zakat and divided for the African who lived difficultly.
Idul Fitri is gathered with exchanging weather. Hot weather will change into cold weather when idul fitri comes. Saudi Arabia will approach the climax of the crowd before Shubuh, especially around Masjidil Haram. Takbir is shouted everywhere and everybody is gathered in public area in order to celebrate Idul Fitri. Everyone will hold salat Idul Fitri in the mosque and in the hall.
Idul Adha is time for meeting with my whole family.
Idul adha was about to come. It was two days before Idul Adha. I was fasting as almost moslem did. I also prepared to go to my hometown in Sidoarjo. I was in my home two days before Idul Adha day. When Maghrib came, Takbir was shouted everywhere and the street was crowded by children who was wandering around the town by bringing the candle made from bamboo. It was called ‘obor’ which used gas oil to light the fire.
I was interested to ride my motorcycle with my mother to see how was ‘takbiran’ hold this year. Was it as crowded as last year? So I kept wandering around and spoke with my mother. It was precious time for me and my mother to speak a lot since I didn’t go home for long time. I guess my mother missed me so much. Thus, she asked me to buy any snacks or drinks I wanted. She also asked my daily activities in Malang. In fact, I also missed my mother so much. Since I was in college, I didn’t have time to go home often. I got busy with the assignments I got in the classes and other things.
The next morning, sholat Idul Adha was held in the mosque which is near with my home. I went to the mosque with my mother, my father, my brother and my sister. I felt so happy that we could gather in this valuable time. I shouted takbir along the way to praise the happiness to Allah. I really thanked that I was given a chance to meet Idul Adha this year.