SINGAPORE - Hundreds of residents gathered on the field in Engku Aman Road to join in a countdown and cheer as Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong launched the event marking the start of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting and prayer beginning tomorrow.
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Here is the line up of activities posted on the Hari Raya Light Up Facebook page:
Hari Raya Light Up 2014 Activities
We have a series of upcoming events lined up at Lorong Engku Aman! Come on board a learning journey of the significance of Hari Raya and the rich tapestry of Malay culture!
28 June 2014, Saturday (8pm - 9:30pm)
There will be exciting cultural performances by Geylang Serai Malay Activity Executive Committee's Malay Cultural Interest Groups and a cultural dance showcase by Kembangan-Chai Chee Malay Activity Executive Committee's Interest Group - I.N.E.S.Tari.
4 July 2014, Friday (8pm - 9.30pm)
Learn more about the religious significance of the Hari Raya celebrations through the Qasidah, a form of Perso-Arabic lyric poetry.
Geylang Serai Habuan and Iftar for Needy residents
5 July 2014, Saturday (8pm - 9.30pm)
Underprivileged families will be receiving a token sum and groceries as we spread the dynamic Gotong-royong spirit. Join us as we break-fast together!
12 July 2014, Saturday (8pm - 9.30pm)
Come and watch a Dikir Barat performance by the Rajawali Dikir Barat group and take part in the following activities:
-Arabic-Jawi Calligraphy showcase
-Display and demonstration of traditional Malay games, traditional Malay musical instruments and traditional Malay Handicrafts for Weddings
Cultural Discovery Race
19 July 2014, Saturday (8pm - 9:30pm)
Embark on a journey to discover the history and significance of Ramadan and Hari Raya Puasa through fun and interactive activities - find clues and complete a questionnaire!