Qatar Museums (QM) and Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) recently launched the ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ campaign, to invite families in Qatar to ‘virtually’ come together and celebrate Garangao.

The initiative is part of the ongoing partnership between QM and HMC, and aims to encourage families to practice social distancing while celebrating the traditional night of festivities by sharing insteade photos of children dressed in traditional Garangao clothes. The photos submitted will be posted on the Instagram pages of QM and HMC.

VIRTUAL GARANGAOGarangao is a Ramadan tradition that is widely celebrated by children across Qatar and the Gulf region. On this night, children usually walk around their neighbourhoods singing traditional songs to mark the occasion and receive gifts and bags of sweets from their elders.

The ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ initiative supports the wider effort of the Ministry of Public Health, HMC and Primary Health Care Corporation, to limit the spread of COVID-19. A key goal of this initiative is to encourage social responsibility by encouraging the community to stay at home.

The initiative also aims to promote virtual connections between families and friends, enabling the Garangao tradition to be preserved and celebrated despite these difficult times.

Families who wish to submit photos can send it via direct message to the QM Instagram page, @qatar_museums