Qatar Tourism is holding a special Garangao Cultural Activation this Wednesday, 5 April, at the Corniche Plaza.

The special night, in collaboration with Ashghal, the Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar, Qatar Airways and Ooredoo, features stage performances, art and design workshops, and an exciting range of free activities for kids and their families.

There will be a purpose-built stage where families will see a host of delightful activities that will educate and entertain their kids. From 8 pm, there will be puppet shows, quizzes with prizes, a fashion show and prizes for the best girl and boy Garangao outfit!

Art workshops and more

The surrounding area will see painting and drawing workshops with Qatari artist and wildlife photographer Azzam Al Mannai. Children will be provided with materials and tools to create a unique framed artwork. A parallel workshop will also be held in collaboration with Lebanese artist Iyad Mouwad with canvas and acrylic.

Batoola design – in collaboration with Tribatola, this girls-only event will teach young participants about the traditional batoola, drawing and creating their own batoola design.

Sadu bracelet – celebrating the cultural handicraft of Sadu weaving, this workshop will have kids learn about the traditional method of weaving from a Bedouin weaving master to create their very own friendship bracelet.

All workshops will have four sessions throughout the night, each lasting 45 minutes and with a capacity of 16 children in each round.

Henna corner

Guests will have the chance to decorate their hands with henna, a traditional symbol of good luck, health and beauty.

Polaroid instant selfies

In collaboration with Azzam Al Mannai, kids can take polaroid selfies against a special backdrop featuring one of the magnificent landscape shots taken by the artist himself.

Musaher

A long-running and well-loved tradition of Ramadan, the Musaher will walk around the area calling out Ramadan chants, replicating the role of the special character who wakes the neighborhood to eat before dawn and to announce a new day of fasting. The Musaher will also hand out giveaways to the audience.

Sweet treats

It wouldn’t be Garangao without a fabulous collection of treats! Kids will walk away with delicious bags of sweets to enjoy.


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