The Cultural Village Foundation-Katara is gearing up to host the Katara Ramadan Festival, which will offer an amazing array of activities and events under the theme, Hospitality in Various Muslim Nations.
Katara Ramadan Festival 2017 will focus on 12 Arab and Islamic countries, showcasing their traditions and customs during the holy month of Ramadan, as announced during a press conference held at Katara’s amphitheatre recently. The media gathering was held in the presence of the Cultural Village Foundation-Katara General Manager Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al-Sulaiti and Ramadan Festival Committee Chairman Khalid Ibrahim Al-Sayed.
Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al-Sulaiti said he hopes this year’s Ramadan Festival in Katara open new windows to other civilizations and traditions.
Organisers of the festival have made provisions for 31 events, all are connected and related to the Ramadan theme. These events include Islamic lectures and seminars organised in cooperation with Raf foundation, Qatar Charity, and the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs.’
Another event that is being held due to popular demand is the Holy Quran memorisation competition. The event is aimed to encourage and promote spirituality and strengthen religious values among children. Just like in previous years, Katara’s mosque will host Tarawih prayer followed by Islamic gatherings and lessons each day.
Katara’s beach front will come alive with beach volleyball and football matches scheduled in the evenings. A new addition to the festival will be the Traditional Games, which are divided in two categories: brain-teasers and fun games. Registration for these competitions started on 22 May.
Cultural and Fine Arts Tents will be set up at Katara’s Southern area, and will include workshops and several rich cultural lectures from prominent Qatari intellectuals.
Katara visitors are guaranteed a traditional Ramadan-like ambiance, as the Iftar Cannon will be installed at Katara’s southern area and fired daily to signify Maghrib prayer. In addition, two characters, the Mesaharati and the story teller, will be roaming around Katara’s premises to entertain the public. Katara will also bring back the popular treasure hunt contest during the holy month, which will be conducted at the Katara premises and Meerat Ramadan.
Meanwhile, the ongoing Meerat Ramadan market at Katara’s southern area, is an essential event for Katara’s Ramadan Festival this year. Meerat Ramadan has become increasingly popular among the visitors as it offers provisions from renowned food and beverage suppliers in Qatar. The market offers a wide array of fresh produce and cupboard staples that are usually in large demand during the Holy month.
Visit katara.net for more information about the Ramadan Festival in Katara.