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Posted On: 6 May 2020 05:16 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:07 pm

Ramadan 2020: Things to do on Garangao night, places to order celebration items in Qatar

Khadiza Begum
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Garangao is traditionally celebrated on the 14th night of Ramadan when half of the fasting month is over. Children usually get dressed up in traditional outfits, visit homes in their neighborhood and collect goodies like sweets and nuts. However, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this year Qatar is embracing the traditional night of festivities in a different way through encouraging families to practice safe social distancing.

Here we have put together a list of activities that kids can participate from home. In addition to that, we have listed down some places from where you can order celebration items like Arabic sweets, goodies, and specially packed gifts to make the Garanagao colorful and find joy in this tough time

Garangao 2020: Things to do

Virtual celebration by Qatar Museums and Hamad Medical Corporation

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

The aim of this initiative is to encourage families to maintain a safe social distance while celebrating in the same traditional way by sharing photos of children in Garangao dresses.

The submitted photos will be published on the Instagram page of Qatar's Museums and the Hamad Medical Corporation, to show the joy and happiness of children during the holy month of Ramadan.

Families that wish to submit their children’s photos can send it via direct message to Qatar Museums’ Instagram account (@qatar_museums).

Buses to drop by children's homes to distribute Garangao gifts


The Ministry of Culture and Sports is preparing to celebrate Garangao this year in a distinct Qatari heritage atmosphere which will mix reviving heritage and fun, by running buses that will distribute packaged Garangao bags of sweets and nuts to children in their homes

Amid the precautionary measures that the Ministry is keen to follow in light of the Coronavirus outbreak, those trips will follow public safety instructions that do not cause gatherings with an attempt to export the festive atmosphere by providing buses with loudspeakers. These speakers will play the Garangao song, wishing safety, health, and joy for all, with the aim of establishing communication to spread the spirit of affection, intimacy, and love in society and encourage children to know the customs of their community.

The buses will bear the Ministry’s logo and the club and equipped with amplifiers to broadcast songs. It is difficult for the buses to cover all parts of the country but a large group of children will receive Garangao gifts.

The story behind the Garangao ceremony by Qatar Foundation

This session will be dedicated to explaining the Garangao ceremony that Qataris celebrate in the middle of Ramadan. Speakers will present the story behind the ceremony and demonstrate the traditional clothes people wear during the special day.

Event Details:
Date: 7 May 2020
Time: 03:00 pm - 04:00 am
Price: It's free!

BigB Meetup Celebrating Garangao

BigB MeetUp is a community initiative founded by Bosco Menezes. The aim of this initiative is to inspire, inform, educate, and spread the news of the good deeds individuals and groups of people perform in their everyday lives for the betterment of humankind.

Host and founder of #bigbmeetup Bosco will be speaking with Hend Fakhro and Sabika Shabaan on how they as mothers are coping with COVID-19 and how they engage their kids. There will also be videos played of children singing the popular Garangao song. Send your videos of kids singing the popular Grangao song and they will be shared on a live session of the weekly virtual #bigmeetup. The deadline to send videos is 12 pm, 8 May 2020.

Subscribe to Facebook page @bigbfotografi and tune in to the Garangao special of the virtual weekly #bigbmeetup Saturday 9th May 8 PM.

Mall of Qatar

Celebrate Garangao this Thursday (14th of Ramadan) together with Mall of Qatar from your home! Share videos of your kids celebrating to get featured on their social media. Make sure you tag @Mallofqatar



Where to order Garangao celebration items


Celebrations Palace
Nothing brings joy to faces more than popping that balloon filled with candies and confetti. Add joy on this occasion to your children at home with innovative artistic ways. You can order balloons stuffed with nuts or sweets from Celebrations Palace and get delivered to your doorstep.

Phone: 974 5587 8578


Al Hallab Qatar
Garangao is sweeter this year! Your kids will enjoy this celebration with a special delicious selection of sweets from Al Hallab.

Phone: 44111881/33111881 or order through Talabat app

Garangao cookie decorating kit

Caramel Sweet Arts offers a fun-packed Garangao Cookie Decorating set for kids to celebrate Garangao while staying at home. The kit includes 6 pre-baked cookies, 4 icing, chocolates & colorful sprinkles.


Phone: 40297509 or 70473565.

(Cover image credit: Visit Qatar)