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Hipyan Nopri  Identity Verified
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Oct 11, 2007

On this great day, after being trained in fighting against carnal desire for one full month of Ramadhan, I would like to say:

Happy Idul Fitri 1428 H
Minal 'Aidin Walfaizin

to my fellow translators all over the world.

Best Regards

Hipyan


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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
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Thank you, Hipyan, and Happy "Ramazan Bayramı" Oct 12, 2007

This is how we say the holiday or feast of Ramadan in Turkish. Its another name is "Şeker Bayramı", which means "holiday of sweets/candies", after the custom of offering candies and chocolates to guests during the intense home visits at this period (possibly a "treat" after a full month of fasting) and of course to children who knock the door to collect candies (Are you reading this, neighbors in the Halloween thread?)

I am wondering if this candy custom and a second name given after it is the case in other Muslim countries, too.




Once again, a happy Holiday of Ramadan to all colleagues who celebrate it - and others who'd like to be our guests


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vicksy nurhayati  Identity Verified
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Happy Idul Fitri 1428 H .. Oct 12, 2007

to (moslem) prozian all around the world ! to Ozden, that's what they call it also in Netherland "suiker feest" or party of sugar

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Mariam Osmann
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Aïdkoum Moubarak! Oct 12, 2007

alles Gute zum Zuckerfest in German
Bajram Šerif Mubarek Olsun in Bosnian
I have just learn them a couple of days ago.

Hey, Egypt is the only country which didn't sight the crescent yet ?

Happy Eid for those who are celebrating it today, those who gonna celebrate it tomorrow and those who gonna celebrate it in front of their PC.

Mariam Mahmoud


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Hipyan Nopri  Identity Verified
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Mudik, Takbiran, and Ketupat Oct 12, 2007

Thank you Ozden, Vicksy, and Mariam.
In Indonesia, after attending the special congregational prayer called Shalat Id in mosques or open fields, on the day of celebration and the following days, people greet and forgive each other by visiting neighbours, relatives, and friends. In some cultures, adults give small amount of money to children, who go around the neighbourhood door to door and wish everyone 'Selamat Idul Fitri.' People usually say:
Selamat Idul Fitri or Selamat Hari Lebaran (Happy Eid ul-Fitr)
Minal 'aidin wal faizin (May you be part of the people who return to purity and part of the people who are granted glory)
Mohon maaf lahir dan batin (Please forgive my physical and emotional wrongdoings)
Furthermore, in my country there are three important and interesting phenomena of Idul Fitri - mudik, takbiran, and ketupat. Mudik refers to activities where people are going back to their hometowns (from the capital cities where they work) to celebrate Idul Fitri together with their parents and relatives. Several days before the celebration day, airports, seaports, and bus stations are crowded with myriad people who want to mudik (go hometown). The police department always deploys numerous police officers along the mudik paths in a special operation called 'Ketupat Lebaran Operation' to control heavy traffic.
At the night of the last day of Ramadan, people usually do 'takbiran'. People, from little children to old men, recite the takbir with a microphone in a parade. They travel around the town and hit 'beduk', a large traditional drum, as a background music of the takbir.
Ketupat is the special and favourite dish during this occasion. It is made of rice boiled in wrappers of woven coconut leaves of adult fist in size. People will find it served at every house they visit. People say that Lebaran without ketupat is not complete yet.:D

[Edited at 2007-10-12 21:28]

[Edited at 2007-10-12 21:38]


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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
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On forgiveness Oct 13, 2007

Thanks for pointing this out, Hipyan. Yes, one of the most important aspects of the holiday is forgiveness. It's a tradition that those who have been cross at each other make peace and adversaries are forgiven on these days. After all, festivals are all meant as a kind of new beginning: for friendship, too.

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