One of the most popular Hari Raya tradition is the act of giving duit raya. Generally given in a small envelope to family members, relatives, and guests, did you know that the custom of giving duit raya is adapted from the Islamic concept of zakat where the Muslim community will channel a small percentage of their wealth to the needy? If you're looking for ways to spend your duit raya wisely, here are some ideas you can start with!
1. Treat your family to a yummy meal
When Hari Raya Aidilfitri comes along, we embrace the joys and blessings of spending quality time with our loved ones. So what better way to do so than treating your family to a delicious meal? If your nieces and nephews are in town, take them out for ice creams, which we're pretty sure they'll appreciate.
2. Donate to a good cause
There's an abundance of blessings from helping out those in need. You can do plenty of good deeds with your duit raya, which includes donating a small sum to a good cause, charitable organisation or a local orphanage near you.
3. Buy a meal for someone in need
Know someone who deserves a hot meal this festive season? Whether you're helping someone in need or buying a meal for the homeless, it's one of the small gestures we can do with our duit raya.
4. Spend it on self-improvement
This year, you can also use your duit raya to upgrade your skills or invest on self-improvement. It can be anything from buying a career development book, signing up for a language or coding class, or starting your first month in the gym!
5. Channel it to repairs and upgrades
Whether you need to upgrade your laptop or schedule a car maintenance, now is a good time to do so! With the extra cash you got from your duit raya, it'll definitely come in handy.
6. Treat yourself to something nice
You know what they say, self-love is the best love! There's nothing wrong with a little self-reward and there are many ways to treat yourself using the duit raya you collect this year. You can enjoy a relaxing spa day, buy new clothes and shoes or even, take yourself out for a nice brunch!
7. Save your duit raya
If you don't feel like spending your duit raya this year, you can always deposit it to your savings account and be a step closer to reaching your financial goal!
Been thinking of awesome ways to spend your duit raya this year? We hope this article will be provide some ideas on how to spend your duit raya wisely during the festive season!