Qatar Foundation (QF) is set to celebrate Garangao this Friday, 1 June, at Al Shaqab in Education City, with an array of fun and exciting games and cultural activities.
Garangao is a popular children’s festival traditionally celebrated across the Arabian Gulf region midway through Ramadan. On this night, children sing the special ‘Garangao song’, wear traditional clothes, and collect nuts and sweets.
Machaille Al Naimi, President of Community Development at QF, said that they are delighted to be hosting this year’s Garangao celebrations at Al Shaqab.
The Holy Month of Ramadan is an occasion for contemplation, social interaction, and engaging in good deeds. Garangao provides a wonderful opportunity for the whole community to come together. We look forward to welcoming families and children of all ages and nationalities to Education City.’
As part of the festivities, young visitors will have the opportunity to meet Rashed and Nora, the popular characters from ‘Siraj’, QF’s animated educational TV series that teaches the Arabic alphabet.
A number of QF centres will also mark this year’s celebrations by organising activities such as sack races, pony rides, 3D jigsaw puzzles, football games, storytelling sessions, and the chance for children to make their own paper lanterns.
Garangao celebrations, according to Al Naimi, are part of QF’s commitment to preserve Qatari culture and heritage. The event forms part of a wider year-round calendar of exciting activities designed to instil Qatari traditions among younger generations and foster social engagement among the entire community.
For more information on Ramadan activities at Qatar Foundation, visit qf.org.qa.