Column: Open houses, food, more mark Muslim holiday celebrations

August 25: You know it’s home when you start singing in the shower.

The past two weeks caught me by surprise as I became suddenly homesick. After talking about some things with my incredible host family, though, I feel much better and back in the game.

So to start, I realized I didn’t even write about Hari Raya. Hari Raya is one of the biggest Muslim holidays. I see it as very similar to Christmas for most Americans. Hari Raya is a time to wear the traditional Malay clothing, which consists of baju Melayu for men and baju kurung and tudung for women. It is also a time to eat.

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