Raya celebration only on first day

KUCHING: The Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration is only allowed on the first day for Sarawakians with attendance limited to immediate family members, said the State Disaster Management Committee.

SDMC said the move was taken after assessing the current Covid-19 situation in the state.

“The Sarawak Islamic Council has agreed to amend the guidelines for the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration that is allowed only on the first day with attendance limited to immediate family members.

“Detailed guidelines can be found on the council’s official website at https://www.mis.sarawak.gov.my,” it said on Monday (May 10).

Previously, SDMC decided that the celebration was allowed on the first day to the seventh day only with attendance restricted to immediate family members.

Later, it was decided that the celebration was allowed for the first three days only.

Hari Raya Aidilfitri will be celebrated on May 13 and 14 this year.

It will be the second Raya held during the Covid-19 pandemic.