No less than 70.000 moslems performed Eid Adha prayers in Victoria Park, Causway Bay Hong Kong. Eid al-Adha 1432 this year is falling on Sunday which usually become a day off for Indonesian migrant workers.
Victoria Park turned into white as Eid prayers performed. Many Indonesian migrant workers spotted and tag a place for prayers ever since 7 in the morning and put some plastic pad for their prayers mat then socialize each other.
On 9 o’clock, Victoria Park filled with many pilgrims. Eid Prayers Committee, which mostly are Indonesian migrant workers, assists newcomers to filled some empty spaces and get ready to start the prayers. Cherish and happiness glows on their face, notwithstanding with the fact that they have to celebrate great day far away from their beloved family, gather and meet friends from same country may refresh their stiffed brain and from frustrating domestic works which have become their daily activities.
After performing prayers, there were musical performances from some Indonesian musician such as Snada and Debu which specially invited to on the event. Putri Indonesia (Miss Indonesia) 2011also attend and entertain Indonesian migrant workers in Hong Kong.
“This is one in a lifetime! We might never see a celebrities again as close as this time.” said several workers while taking portraits of their idols from their camera phone.
Not all Indonesian workers in Hong Kong may enjoy this festive. There are many of them still suffer on lack of rights fulfillment, such as underpay, and once a month day off ans many other issues. Hopefully in the near future, Indonesian migrant workers all across the world may enjoy a simple gift of happiness like a proper day off for themselves as enjoyed by some of them in Hong Kong yesterday.