Hari Raya Puasa around the world in 2024

Hari Raya Puasa around the world in 2024
  How long until Hari Raya Puasa?
Hari Raya Puasa
  Dates of Hari Raya Puasa around the world
2025 Various Mar 31, Apr 1
Malaysia Mar 31, Apr 1
MalaysiaTue, Apr 1National Holiday (additional day)
MalaysiaMon, Mar 31National Holiday
SingaporeMon, Mar 31National Holiday
2024 Various Apr 10, Apr 11
Malaysia Apr 10, Apr 11
MalaysiaThu, Apr 11National Holiday (additional day)
MalaysiaWed, Apr 10National Holiday
SingaporeWed, Apr 10National Holiday
2023 Various Apr 21, Apr 22, Apr 23, Apr 24
Malaysia Apr 21, Apr 22, Apr 23, Apr 24
JohorMon, Apr 24Regional Holiday (additional day)
Kuala LumpurMon, Apr 24Regional Holiday (additional day)
LabuanMon, Apr 24Regional Holiday (additional day)
MelakaMon, Apr 24Regional Holiday (additional day)
Negeri SembilanMon, Apr 24Regional Holiday (additional day)
PahangMon, Apr 24Regional Holiday (additional day)
PenangMon, Apr 24Regional Holiday (additional day)
PerakMon, Apr 24Regional Holiday (additional day)
PerlisMon, Apr 24Regional Holiday (additional day)
PutrajayaMon, Apr 24Regional Holiday (additional day)
SabahMon, Apr 24Regional Holiday (additional day)
SarawakMon, Apr 24Regional Holiday (additional day)
SelangorMon, Apr 24Regional Holiday (additional day)
MalaysiaSun, Apr 23National Holiday (additional day)
MalaysiaSat, Apr 22National Holiday
MalaysiaFri, Apr 21National Holiday (additional day)
SingaporeSat, Apr 22National Holiday
2022 Various May 2, May 3, May 4
Malaysia May 2, May 3, May 4
JohorWed, May 4Regional Holiday (additional day)
MalaysiaTue, May 3National Holiday (additional day)
MalaysiaMon, May 2National Holiday
SingaporeTue, May 3National Holiday
2021 Various May 13, May 14
Malaysia May 13, May 14
MalaysiaFri, May 14National Holiday (additional day)
MalaysiaThu, May 13National Holiday
SingaporeThu, May 13National Holiday

Marks the end of the fasting period of the Islamic month of Ramadan

  Which countries observe Hari Raya Puasa in 2024?
National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a public holiday Govt Holiday
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Hari Raya Puasa is a very important occasion celebrated by all Muslims over the world. The words ‘Hari Raya’ mean 'day of celebration.' Hari Raya Puasa is often mistaken to be the Muslim New Year but it is not. It marks the end of the month of Ramadan.


Ramadan is the name of the one month fasting period when Muslims fast daily for a period of almost 12 hours from dawn till sunset. During the period of fasting, apart from eating and drinking Muslims are also forbidden from smoking and having sexual relations.

The sick are excused from fasting during this month. Muslims are also expected to avoid lying or cheating during Ramadan. The principal reason for the fasting during Ramadan is to remind Muslims of self-control and submitting to Allah, the holy one. Even young kids are taught to fast when they are young.

Preparations for the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast

In a country such as Singapore where there is a large number of Muslims, Hari Raya preparations are visible from about one month before the festival. Geylang Serai, the place where Muslims traditionally gather, is filled with large crowds during Ramadan. Bazaars are set up selling various festive items for Muslims.

At night the place is lit up with glittering lights. Most of the Muslims go here to buy the food to bring home to eat when they are allowed to break the fast.


During Ramadan. Women start to sew beautiful curtains and buy new clothes for the family. Some families also do renovation so that their home will look better when any guests visit it during the festival. After fulfilling their one-month of fasting, the Muslims are joyful to celebrate Hari Raya Puasa. On the morning of the festival, the Muslims wear their new clothes and go to the mosque to pray. They offer their thanks to God and after that they would ask for forgiveness from their elders.

They feel that asking forgiveness from their elders is an important ritual. On the day, they also visit their relatives and friends to celebrate the happy occasion. If you visit Muslims' homes on Hari Raya Puasa you can expect to taste a wide variety of delicious spicy dishes. Some favorite dishes that can be found in Muslims homes on this special occasion are ketupat, lontong, nasi padang and beef rendang. The Muslims also have the habit of giving packets of money to kids when they go visiting. The packets are usually in green color and children often look forward to getting these money tokens on Hari Raya Puasa.

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