Hari Raya Puasa is a much-anticipated celebration in Singapore filled with delicious feasts and joyous festivities with family and friends. This day comes after a month of fasting, also known as the month of Ramadan – and just like any other occasion, there is a lot of preparation involved.
From planning Eid outfits to decorating the house, here are some ideas to help you get ready for the month of Syawal with a festive and welcoming home!
Remember those days when family after family squeeze into a relative’s house to pay a visit, mingle around and catch up with one another during Hari Raya? The celebration looks a little different this time around compared to the previous years, since there is a limit to the number of visitors during Covid-19.
Regardless, visiting relatives will still be taking up space in the living room, and you’d want to ensure everything is spotless and dust-free. If the walls need a bit of refresh, time to whip out the paintbrushes. Wash the curtains, vacuum the rugs, and refurbish any upholstery ripped on sofas or couches so you can accommodate your guests comfortably.
If you’re stressed about the lack of storage while cleaning around the house, use multi-purpose furniture like storage beds to provide you with extra capacity for items without taking up more space. At Four Star, our storage beds are fitted with solid German Hydraulic lift system and customisable bed frames to provide function and style for your bedroom.
After spring cleaning, go a step further and refresh your home with some themed decorations. You can start small with antique-looking lanterns to create a relaxing ambience in your home. Use textiles to enhance the overall appearance of your home without spending too much – from pillow cushions to rugs and curtains to express your style. Place fresh flowers and plants in your dining area to make your guests feel more welcome!
Soon, the time will come for you to showcase your cooking skills to your family and guests. Typically, traditional Malay food like rendang, lontong, and ketupat are served for everyone to feast on to their hearts’ content. Since there will be plenty of cooking done during the period, get your family members to help out in the grocery shopping as well as the cooking and baking. It’s also a great way to bond with one another! Of course, don’t forget to prepare the tray of Hari Raya goodies and snacks that are well-loved by kids and adults alike!
From spring cleaning to grocery shopping, your prep activities can tire you out fast. Getting enough sleep is crucial to maintain your everyday wellbeing and health so you can function well throughout the day. During Ramadan, it is also common for your normal sleep schedule to be disrupted by social gatherings and waking up early for Suhoor (also known as pre-dawn meal).
Your sleep can also be affected by what you eat when breaking fast at Iftar. Avoid eating fatty and sugary foods which can cause your body to work overtime to digest your meal. Caffeine should also be avoided for several hours before bedtime so you can get a restful sleep.
It’s easy for you to feel physically tired during the fasting month, and you’d also want to ensure you have enough rest to celebrate the Hari Raya festivities. Beat the fatigue with a comfortable bed to support your back as you snooze throughout the night. Our all-new premium DETENSE | ArcticSilk® Advanze Aire Flex™ mattress features revolutionary Japanese technology to support a cooling night of sleep with improved breathability, increased airflow and better regulation of overall mattress temperature. This gel-infused memory foam mattress also provides good pressure distribution to support your body comfortably and reduce any sleeping disturbances for a refreshing sleep!
There’s so much to do and prep before Hari Raya Puasa! Make sure you get your house ready as well as get the rest you need to celebrate this joyous occasion with your loved ones! Come on down to Four Star stores for our storage bed and mattress sale or browse online for our collection of mattresses designed to elevate your sleeping experience.
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