(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Peninsula
Doha: The community came out in full to celebrate Garangao festival at Qatar National Library (QNL) yesterday. The popular children's festival is traditionally held on the 14th night of Ramadan, and is a time for celebration across Qatar.
In keeping with Garangao traditions, visitors arrived at the Library's event wearing colourful traditional Qatari dresses, and took part in an animated programme of festivities that included singing Garangao songs and cultural arts and crafts.
Noor Jehan, Information Services Librarian at the Library, said, 'During May and the holy month of Ramadan, the Library's programme of events has focused on different aspects of faith, seeking to foster mindfulness and understanding so as to preserve our heritage for future generations. Garangao has always been a special tradition for the Qatari community, and by hosting this festive event at the Library, we hope to keep this tradition alive within the community, especially for our younger members.
The 'Garangao Box Activity delighted children attending the event. Artist Samar Saeed showed the younger guests how to design and create a Garangao box to fill with sweets and nuts, which they were able to take away as memorable tokens of the event.