Selamat Idul Fitri at Sunda Kelapa

Waiting for prayers to start at Sunda Kelapa in the early morning It seems that there is always a cause for celebration here in Jakarta, and the night before Idul Fitri has to be one of the biggest street parties I have ever seen here.  There was excitement in the air as the sounds of […] Read more »

Idul Adha at Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa

This morning I was very fortunate to be able to witness the celebrations of Idul Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) at Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa.   Idul Adha is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son Ishmael (Ismai’il) as an act of obedience to God, before God intervened to provide […] Read more »