Every year this glittering occasion is held in conjunction with malam 7 likur or the 27th night of Ramadhan with the purpose of creating a festive occasion for the Eid al Fitr. It is hoped with the annual competition the tradition of using pelita (traditional lamp) will be carried forward by the younger generation.
The theme of the competition is "Experiance the glittering of 10,000 traditional lights in traditional villages. As such, 5 kampung (villages) were shortlisted to participate in this competition, they were :
Kampung Padang Hangus
Kampung Raja Tepoh
Kampung Pagar Ubi
Kampung Baru Tepoh
|En Ismail Sulong the defending champion of the Pelita Raya competition for 9 consecutive years.|
A local villager, En Ismail Sulong explained that the benefits of using damar raya is, it is natural and cheap as only dry coconut husk are used to make the pelita. Using damar raya too gives out a better aroma than the usual pelita that uses oil.