Garuda Indonesia Colours Magazine May 2019 - Page 36

Lifestyle / What's On what’s on world EVENT Ramadan, May 5 – June 4 The holiest month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is a time for spiritual reflection and repentance, community goodwill and treasured moments with loved ones for 1.5 billion Muslim people around the world. The timing varies each year because it is based on the lunar cycle; Ramadan begins with the sighting of the first crescent of the new moon in the ninth Islamic month, when the Qu’ran is believed to have been revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Most Muslims fast for a full lunar month, between dawn and sunset each day, during Ramadan. They will typically have a meal just before the sun comes up (suhoor) and break the fast with another (iftar) when the sun sets. As Indonesia is the country with the world’s biggest Muslim population, it is unsurprising that there are a diverse number of seasonal traditions. In Java, many people bathe in holy springs to get ready for fasting, while in Jakarta, firecrackers used to be set off to wake people for morning prayer. Ramadan ends with Eid Al-Fitr (or Idul Fitri), a two-day festival during which many Indonesians return to their birthplace to enjoy banquets with family and friends. Selamat Lebaran! 34 Bulan suci dalam kalender hijriah, Ramadan merupakan bulan untuk menyucikan diri, berbuat amal kebajikan serta saling bersilaturahmi bagi 1,5 miliar umat Islam di seluruh dunia. Tibanya Ramadan berbeda setiap tahun karena penanggalan berdasarkan siklus sinodik Bulan. Awal Ramadan ditandai dengan munculnya bulan sabit pada bulan kesembilan kalender hijriah, saat diturunkannya Al Quran kepada Nabi Muhammad SAW. Umat Islam melakukan ibadah puasa selama sebulan penuh, mulai dari Subuh hingga Magrib. Selama bulan Ramadan, umat Islam bersantap sahur sebelum terbitnya matahari dan berbuka ketika tenggelamnya matahari. Sebagai negara dengan penduduk muslim terbesar di dunia, ada sejumlah tradisi dalam menyambut Ramadan. Di Jawa, masyarakat biasa mandi di sumber mata air untuk mengawali ibadah puasa, sementara di Jakarta, petasan biasa dinyalakan untuk membangunkan orang agar bersiap salat Subuh. Ramadan ditutup dengan Idul Fitri, yang selama dua hari sebagian besar orang merayakannya dengan pulang ke kampung halaman untuk berkumpul bersama handai tolan. Selamat Lebaran! EVENT RHS Chelsea Flower Show, London, May 21–25 Take in the heady scents and sights of some of the world’s best garden designs at this vibrant society event. You may even spot a member of the royal family among the blooms. Be quick: tickets usually sell out and must be bought in advance. https://rhschelsea.seetickets.com Nikmati keharuman serta pemandangan menarik dari desain taman-taman terbaik di dunia selama ajang tahunan ini. Kehadiran keluarga Kerajaan Inggris mungkin terlihat di antara mekarnya bunga. Tiket cepat terjual habis sehingga Anda harus membelinya dari sekarang. https://rhschelsea.seetickets.com