Hari Raya Food and its Significance with Malays
It is becoming a long tradition regardless generations for the Malay community to prepare and served traditional foods for Hari Raya celebration. Through observation and interview procedures, this paper describes the significance of traditional Hari Raya food from three Malay generation women’s understanding of the process of Malay traditional Hari Raya food knowledge transfer. Charitable deeds, Social Bonding, and Memories are significant elements in the knowledge transfer processes. Majorities of informers noted that Hari Raya without the traditional food is nothing or did not bring any significant for the celebration. In other words, Hari Raya foods play important roles in cheering or complete the atmosphere of the festive celebration.
Keywords: Malay ethnic, Malay generation, Malay traditional food, Women.
eISSN 2514-7528 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.