More Lebaran Cheer

Though camels are not to be found anywhere in Indonesia, they might remind shoppers of Mecca, the home of Islam. This one draws attention to a supermarket display of fancy dates.

Though camels are not found anywhere in Indonesia, they might remind shoppers of Mecca, the home of Islam. This one draws attention to a supermarket display of fancy dates.

In the interest of sharing a little more on the last post, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Lebaran” (see below), I thought I would share these photos of the Lebaran excitement. We took these one evening in a mall that stays open late to accommodate Lebaran shopping. To draw shoppers, the mall is holding concerts after the breaking-fast time every evening. At the supermarkets, many Lebaran decorations focus on the packages of fancy dates for sale, as these are the traditional snack for breaking fast, eaten right at sundown, along with sweet tea.

Concerts are popular ways of drawing crowds to this mall, which was packed from 6 p.m. on as families poured into the restaurants to break the fast. More shoppers continued arriving late into the night.

Concerts special clothing market are popular ways of drawing crowds to this mall, which was packed from 6 p.m. on as families poured into the restaurants to break the fast. More shoppers continued arriving late into the night.

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