BEIJING, China Students mainly made up the 270 Malaysians who gathered at the Malaysian Embassy in Chaoyang District, China yesterday to celebrate Aidilfitri.
Because of the country’s geographical location, the first day of Aidilfitri is celebrated a day later in China’s capital city.
The 200-odd students from 33 universities around Beijing, and the rest, mainly embassy staff and their families, all looking resplendent in traditional costumes were present to make the event a joyous one.
They were served a variety of Aidilfitri specialities such as ketupat palas, rendang, laksa and pickled jelatah.
Education Malaysia Beijing director, Abdul Aziz How Abdullah said the gathering was held annually to allow Malaysians to feel the gaiety of Raya despite being away from home.
“It is also a good time for the students to meet and mingle with embassy officials. At the same time, we too have the chance to show them that we care and have their interest at heart, said Abdul Aziz, who is also the adviser of the embassy’s education section.
Meanwhile, Royal Malaysian Navy Capt Mohamad Azuwan Harun who is attending a year-long ‘Defence and Strategic Studies’ course at a university here, said he and his wife were delighted to be able to join other Malaysians at the embassy and share the warmth and joy of Aidilfitri.
Source: NAM News Network