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Eat wisely during Idul Fitri

New York   /   Tue, June 12, 2018   /  03:59 pm
Eat wisely during Idul Fitri Opor ayam (chicken in coconut broth) is a dish commonly served during Idul Fitri (Shutterstock/File)

Idul Fitri is a highly anticipated occasion for Muslims. As soon as the full moon is sighted, which marks the end of Ramadhan, a celebratory atmosphere engulfs every city and country across the world where Muslims live. It is the most celebrated day of the Islamic calendar as it comes after the culmination of 30 days of fasting that lasts up to 14 hours in our country.

On the first day of Idul Fitri, people get together to enjoy what is possibly the most lavish and important meal of the year. The whole day revolves around feasting. The table will feature many kinds of dishes, snacks and beverages – mostly containing large amounts of sugar and fat. The underlying message, “After a month of abstinence, you deserve to indulge”. Can you imagine the zenith of feasting on these days? It is like people cannot get enough. 

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