It started when the discussion about Hilal sighting in our Department of Religion hasn't ended until about 8.30 pm. There were different opinions; some believed that Eid will be on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 and some were sure that it expexted to fall on the next day. It was finally decided that the occasion will take place on Wednesday, 31 August 2011, based on that Hilal wasn't seen that evening. But, the Government will still respected those who still celebrate Eid on August 30 and advised people to do the same.
So on Tuesday, me, husband (he was home for Eid) and my son came to my parent's house still in fasting condition. What a surprise, my parents and family had already celebrate Eid because there was other information that Hilal was finally seen and many of our people and other neighbor countries did the same. So we broke our fast without doing special Eid shalat because it was too late. I found this quite odd and confusing, really hope that it will never happened again.
We did the shalat the next day, with some people who celebrate Eid on Wednesday. It was pretty quiet, fewer people came compared to last year.
Only a few rows
Anyway, before Ramadhan's over, I managed to finish orders of hijabs and one special order of ribbon embroidered tote bag, alhamdulillah