July 17, 2017, by Lisa Chin

Graduate School Hari Raya Celebration

Celebrating Hari Raya

Hari Raya, or the festival of Eid, marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadhan and the start of a new month on the Islamic calendar, Syawal.

In conjunction with the biggest festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide, we recently had our annual Hari Raya celebration on 14 July 2017. The occasion saw a good turnout of postgraduate students who represented a diverse range of culture and religion. This international diversity is one of the many characteristics that makes The University of Nottingham a truly global university.

Like many other festivities, the highlight of the celebration was of course the scrumptious food! A variety of traditional Malay delicacies was served, from lemang (bamboo rice) and rendang (spicy meat dish) to nasi impit (rice) and kuah kacang (peanut gravy).

International students were able to experience a truly Malaysian food and cultural experience.

The celebration was more of an Open House concept. Open House, known in Malaysia as Rumah Terbuka, is prevalent in the Malaysian culture especially during major festivals and celebrations.

We would like to once again thank those who attended this special occasion. Through it, we hope to promote and foster the spirit of unity and solidarity among the members of the postgraduate community on campus.

Once again, we would like to wish all our Muslim friends Selamat Hari Raya!

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