Eid Across the Globe, from Sari to Baju Kurung Modern

The Raya Eid is celebrated as a sign of the end of the month of Ramadan in which Muslims observe fasting. Many traditions are carried out during Eid by Muslims over the world, from food to clothes used. Every culture has its style, including clothes during this Eid. Other than baju kurung modern, there are so many other styles of fashion in several countries around the world as this Eid is celebrated all over the world. 

Indian women are often seen wearing saris in their daily life. Just like the way our Malay women donning their baju kurung modern, Indian women add laces, accessories, glitter, and some other unique patterns. Usually, Indian women also wear a headscarf or “hijab” during Eid. Apart from saris, there is also Salwar Kameez. “Salwar” are pants and “Kameez” are usually “long garments” that can be worn by both men and women.

During Eid, people in Pakistan usually wear a Lehenga or Sherwani. The lehenga is a lacy skirt that extends to the ankles with a long-sleeved top. Lehenga is also usually equipped with colorful scarves such as party clothes. This outfit is usually worn by young women, especially during holidays such as Eid. Meanwhile, Sherwani is a knee-length garment that buttons down to the neck, which is usually worn by men. Some of the baju kurung modern has the elements of lehenga.

The kaftan is a traditional Moroccan dress with intricate details, especially on the arms and chest. These clothes are often worn during big holidays such as Eid. Typically, the kaftan has a long, loose sleeve design that creates a “batwing” shape. These clothes are also often worn with a belt. In Malaysia, the kaftan has also become the daily attire.

Cheongsam is a traditional Chinese dress worn. Cheongsam has been known for centuries, since the 1920s, but the existence of this dress has never been overlooked, this is due to its value and identity. Cheongsam was originally known as changsan. Today, this dress has to compete with the modern outfit and traditional attires such as the baju kurung modern and traditional Indian sari. The Cheongsam has undergone many transformations especially in terms of pattern and color. In the past, the color of the cheongsam was only red, now it has evolved with designs in various colors. However, the original features of the cheongsam have mostly remained.

In Malaysia, various types of baju kurung modern are usually worn during Eid al-Fitr, from robes, modern kurung clothes, to Malay clothes. The robe is a blend of burka styles from the Middle East and Western clothing. This garment can also be custom-made at any sewing shop in Malaysia. You can also find robes in almost all Muslim fashion brands in Malaysia due to their simple designs. Meanwhile, the baju kurung modern is a modern version of the traditional kurung shirt. Baju kurung modern usually has more complex details and comes in a variety of colors and styles.