End Mubarak 1439 H - the Celebration

Eid Mubarak to all my Moslem sisters and brothers, family and friends.
I trust you have a wonderful celebration, wherever you are!

the Frakarsas Eid Mubarak from NYC
Eid Mubarak and cheers from the Frakarsas
For us, Eid-al Fitr is indeed a special day.
After one month of fasting and rigorous self-discipline routines, we are celebrating the day when we share happiness with our family and friends.
During the fasting month, we share the feeling with those less fortunate and after that, on the victorious day of Eid-al Fitr, we share joy with people we cherish.



And just like last year, we had the joint open house for the celebration of Eid-al Fitr with the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in NYC.
This time, we celebrated it on Saturday, June 16, a day after the Eid-al Fitr, from 12 - 3 PM, at the Consulate General Office in Manhattan. 
As part of the hosts, we arrived there before 12 and got ready to welcome guests who were already lining up outside of the Consulate's building.


Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in NYC
Ready to welcome our guests
We were expecting thousands of Indonesians, as well as friends of Indonesia and their families joining us that day and I guess it was around that many people coming.
As the capacity of the room is only two hundred people at the same time, we had it in several batches in order to accommodate our guests. 
We had guests coming from the surrounding States as well, like Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maine, Vermont, Delaware, Rhode Islands, and more.
It was really a huge gathering.

Rendang!


It was wonderful to meet fellow Indonesians and shared this wonderful day.
Especially as we have all those special Indonesian cuisines that you typically enjoy during Lebaran or Eid-al Fitr celebration.
Super special because it's super delicious and not that easy to cook!
So, you really need the special day to enjoy it :).
I do share share some Eid-al Fitr recipes before, like Sambal Goreng Udang - Indonesian Spicy Shrimps and Tekwan - Indonesian Spicy Fish Ball Soup.
These two delicious cuisines were served in our gathering that day.


Sambal goreng kentang

This year, besides lontong or rice cake, we had the signature dish of  rendang, Indonesian famous spicy beef, matches with opor ayam - Indonesian chicken curry with coconut milk, telor petis - eggs with traditional petis sauce, sambal goreng kentang dan udang - spicy shrimp and fried potatoes, and sayur ketupat lebaran - Indonesian spicy vegetable soup with coconut milk.
Mostly with coconut milk and that's why they are rich in flavor!

We also had tekwan or Indonesian spicy fish ball soup, plus some yummy dessert like tape ketan or fermented glutinous rice and es cendol, which I don't know what's the translation in English LOL. 

telor petis

Complete, hearthy dishes we have here.
And frankly, these delicious food bring people together.
Nothing beats chatting with friends and family over yummy, homey food while wearing your best dresses and accessories!


Opor ayam

Sayur ketupat lebaran

Surely we took the liberty to take pictures here and there as always.
We were grateful that our Minister for Financial Affairs came and joined us as well, together with some other VIPs.



with the ladies of KJRI :)

Cheers yooooo :)


But the joy is of course to have and spend some quality time with your loved ones.
And as this is our last Lebaran or Eid-al Fitr in New York City, at least for now, we truly had memorable time.




So how is your Lebaran day?
Do you go somewhere or stay at home and spend the time with your family?
What is you favorite lebaran food?


6 comments:

  1. You have a lovely family Indah!! Makes a great feature!!!
    Thank you for hosting the #omhgww this week!

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  2. That's a huge turnout and the food looks divine! I am glad you were able to share the day with so many wonderful people!

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  3. Oh my gosh that's a lot of people + a ton of food. Nom Nom!

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  4. Hi Indah

    Thank you for choosing my blog post on the Colorado State Capitol as a feature on My Heartsie Girl Wonderful Wednesday! I truly appreciate it.

    Beautiful post and family--all the food looked so delicious!

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  5. Eid Mubarak for you and your family :)

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  6. What a huge turnout! And all that yummy food!

    Selamat Hari Raya! In Malaysia, we celebrate the occasion for an entire month.

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