Fun and festivities: Celebrating Garangao

Traditionally, on the 14th night of Ramadan, a children’s celebration called Garangao takes place across the Gulf. Children dress up in traditional clothes, sing the Garangao song and their neighbours give them sweets and nuts. Last night, I attended a corporate Garangao event.

There was falconry  

Characters from Khaleeji cartoons  

Super cute kids  

Traditional music and crafts And lots more including board games for kids and adults, storytelling, face painting and so on. It was SO MUCH FUN.

Ramadan is such a great time for expats and non-Muslims to get to know about local culture.

Have any of you celebrated Garangao? What was your favourite part?

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