Hari Raya, or Eid ul Fitr, celebrates the end of the holy month of Ramadhan, whereby Muslims fast from sunrise till sunset.
The aroma of freshly steamed ketupat in their daun palas casing is a wondrous sensation to the nose.
Apparently ketupat daun palas is a Northern Malaysian Penang, Kedah, Perlis specialty and since I grew up eating ketupat daun palas, I find them to the best tasting ketupat, reason being that they are cooked with coconut milk while ketupat nasi is just made of plain rice.
A few classics to try are the hati pari, lumut cheese and lapis India.
It falls on a different date every year as it follows Takwim Hijrah, the Islamic calendar.