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Colourful Raya packets an opportunity this year

Rokiah Mahmud

As part of the tradition in celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri, children anticipate receiving Raya packets from their parents or other adults.

As with the changing times and situations, these Hari Raya packets – called ‘green packets’ – have also seen a makeover.

The country is currently at the Early Endemic Phase, where standard operating procedures (SOPs) dictate the scanning of the QR code via the BruHealth app.

This year’s packets reflect just that. Now they come in BruHealth colour codes – green, yellow, red, purple and blue.

Additionally, there are also packet designs of popular antigen rapid test (ART) kits.

ABOVE & BELOW: Children show off the themed Raya packets; and Raya packets with pandemic-inspired designs. PHOTOS: ROKIAH MAHMUD

Batrisya Ameena, a mother of two, said the designs are a good idea as they remind the celebrants to adhere to SOPs, such as social distancing.

She believed that the playful packets can also indirectly teach children about BruHealth colour codes and what they stand for.

Meanwhile, Wani, who made the packets, said she initially did it just for her family.

“But when I shared them on social media, many friends and customers expressed interest in buying the packets,” Wani said.

She also shared that the idea for the packets came from looking at the current pandemic situation in the country.

Previously, her themed packets featured frontliners.