UDC to host several Garangao activities at The Pearl-Qatar
08 Jun 2017 - 1:30
United Development Company (UDC), master developer of The Pearl-Qatar, will host a multitude of activities to celebrate the Garangao tradition, a mid-Ramadan festival for children. The event will take place tomorrow, from 8pm to 11pm, in an indoor arena in 29 La Croisette, Porto Arabia.
Celebrations will feature a variety of activities in a traditional tent setting. Activities include henna drawing, colouring and face painting stations, balloon twisting, folkloric mascot characters and photography booths in addition to offering popcorn, cotton candy, Arabic coffee, dates and ice-cream to event participants. Story-telling and give-away goodies which will be distributed by the traditional “Musaher” mascot (Ramadan Drummer), will also be part of the night’s highlights.
The event underscores UDC’s efforts to revive the Garangao tradition in a modern setting and encourage youth to preserve this form of heritage. A large number of citizens and residents of all ages have come together to mark the occasion in recent years to learn more about Qatari traditions.
Garangao is a tradition long practised in Qatar, during which children, carrying pouches and singing, roam the streets after Iftar to knock on people’s doors and collect candies.
Throughout Ramadan, The Pearl-Qatar also offers both visitors and residents the opportunity to experience a variety of Iftar and Suhoor offerings across all restaurants on the island.
Visitors can also enjoy shopping for oriental perfumes and incense, Ramadan gift baskets and sweets across retail shops in Porto Arabia, Medina Centrale and Qanat Quartier.