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Posted On: 10 July 2014 02:42 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 01:51 pm

QFA and Childhood Cultural Centre to Celebrate Garangao in Katara

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Childhood Cultural Centre (CCC) is set to celebrate Garangao on Friday and Saturday for the sixth consecutive year. The celebration will feature a play titled “Waed Lawwal Walheen” and is sponsored by the Cultural Village Foundation Katara and Qatar Football Association (QFA). The play’s name translates to Waed, then and now. Waed literally means a promising person that aims to promote the Qatari heritage and traditions.

Showing at the Opera Ballroom, building 16 in Katara, the play aims to revive Qatari traditions and seeks to remind children about the customs and traditions of Ramadan. The CCC constantly aims to showcase the heritage and traditions of the country through organising several events that remind children of Qatar’s values.

Garangao, is a festival for children that is celebrated on 14th day of Ramadan in the region. Children chant various traditional songs and roam around the neighborhood while collecting candy and nuts in their traditional bags.

Katara sponsors this event by providing all facilities and logistical support to ensure the success of the play this weekend while QFA sponsors this play through distinct financial support.

CCC signed an agreement with QFA where it is committed to prepare a strategic plan for the development of children through football. The agreement also allows both parties to participate in each other’s events and activities that focus on achieving their goals.

Mona Al Marzoui, Social Events Director in CCC said: “A cooperation with Katara and QFA is not the first of its kind. We have previously worked together on past events that received positive feedback and resulted in a huge attendance. We thank Katara and QFA for their continued and prominent support.

Khalid Mubarak Al Kuwari, Acting Chief Operations Officer of QFA commented: “QFA’s participation in Garangao this year falls under QFA’s social responsibility programs for the year. Partnering with CCC allows us to reach the children and reinforce the positive values that football brings.”

He added: “We call on the public to attend this attention-grabbing play that features many local celebrities and revives Qatar’s traditions and heritage to the younger generations.”