So today's the 4th Syawal. Muslims here, in the UK don't celebrate eid for a month like we do, as Malaysians. Living in the UK, doesn't make us any less Malaysians, so on the 2nd Syawal when we were in a hospital, we greeted a sister; she wore a hijab, from the look of her, we wished, 'Eid Mubarak!'.
She looked puzzled.
Then it was our turn to see a doctor. The doctor was a muslim, so we then greeted him and wished, 'Eid Mubarak, brother'. He replied and wished us back. But afterwards he asked, 'I celebrated eid yesterday, do you celebrate today?'
And my husband answered, 'No, we celebrate eid yesterday.' .........too. :P
Mind you, my husband used present tense there. We, Malaysians are still celebrating eid, in fact, for the whole Syawal!
Here's one of our #SyawalUK stories.
Islam has brought us together, despite our differences.
And Malaysians, are still Malaysians, wherever you are.