Tuesday, October 30, 2007

On Hari Raya in Singapore: Sitting at the table the Shi'a, Sunni, Taoist, and Baha'i

Id-ul-Fitr (Hari Raha Pausa) -- First day of the tenth lunar month of Shawwal commemorating the end of the fasting season

I was sitting at a table that had a Shi'a Muslim (have never met one personally to be honest, the Singaporean community is largely Sunni), a Baha'i and a Taoist priest. Not your typical Hari Raya gathering
ichaya, "Sick. Sigh." Tutu Much: The Chestnut Tree Cafe: A Peculiar Kind of Magic

I look forward to the day when the whole world will be sitting at the same table. Or picnic-ing at the same park. -gw

Picnic of the world

All the nations sitting on a blanket
Having a picnic, the Picnic of the World.

John Forster
This song is available on Tom Chapin's Mother Earth.

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