Our Primary 3 to 6 Pathlighters celebrated Hari Raya Puasa in advance with their Muslim friends and teachers in May, just before the school holidays. Through a 2-day celebratory programme, Pathlighters learned about the significance of the festival celebrated by the Muslim community.
Pathlighters watched a cultural performance on the origins of Hari Raya Puasa, and played games such as matching traditional costumes and identifying dishes that were commonly eaten during the celebrations. They even tried their hands at making the Hari Raya staple – the ketupat, by scooping uncooked white rice into woven leave packets. To liven up the celebratory mood, students came dressed in their ethnic costumes!
Through celebrating the many festivals of the ethnicities that make up our student body, we hope our students gain a better understanding of the different cultures and ethnicities, as well as understand the importance of maintaining religious harmony in our multi-racial and multi-religious country!