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  Deepavali Goodies, Hari Raya Goodies
by: Singapore Tourism Board

Deepavali (October/November)This is the Festival of Lights, celebrated by the Hindus. It marks the triumph of good over evil, and is celebrated during the new moon of the seventh month of the Hindu calendar. Rows of oil lamps are lit to welcome the goddess Lakshmi, goddess of wealth, and a range of symbolic foods is served.        

 

Murukku

A festive tidbit eaten during Deepavali. Its name has many meanings: honey, beauty, fragrance, divine music, eternal youth, hence its presence during this joyous season. One of many South Indian snacks, murukku comes in sweet and savoury versions.

 

Hari Raya

This is one of the three major festivals in the region, and Hari Raya Puasa literally means ‘the festival marking the end of a period of fasting.’ The festival follows a month of fasting, and the day begins with prayers in the mosque for men, and visits to the cemeteries to pay respects to departed family members, followed by a large meal. This meal usually consists of rendang, ketupat, sambal goreng (fried chilli paste) and serunding (shredded coconut fried with spices).  

 

o   Rendang

     This is made from chunks of lean beef simmered for hours in  coconut milk together with toasted grated coconut and spices.

o   Ketupats

     These are rice cakes steamed in pretty baskets woven from palm leaves that must be prepared, served and eaten during the Muslim festival of Hari Raya.

 

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