Garangao is traditionally celebrated on the 14th night of Ramadan where children get dressed up in traditional outfits, visit homes in their neighborhood and collect goodies like sweets and nuts. Garangao is referred to by different names in each region, according to local residents: While it is Garangao or Garangaou in Qatar, it is Gargee’aan in Kuwait, Al-Majeena Karkiaan in Iraq, and Garangashoch, At-Tablah or Qarnakosh in Oman.
Venues all around town are hosting different kinds of activities to celebrate the Garangao festival in what promises to be a night of song, colourful traditional clothing and, of course, candy and nut. Scroll all the way down to get the list of some fun-filled Garango children events which are absolutely FREE and open to the public!
Consistent with the heritage here in Qatar, The Cultural Village Foundation Katara is to celebrate the festival of Garango, a celebration inspired by our Qatari and Arabian Gulf traditions and customs, taking place on 19 May. For this occasion, Katara will organise a group of activities and events to entertain the kids and adults throughout the night, to remember the old days of our fathers and grandfathers, and also to discover our Qatari background and customs.
Location: Amphitheatre Katara
Date: 19 May 2019
Time: 9pm to 11pm
There are special activities at Ramadan Market on the occasion of Garangao. Each activity session will last for 2 hours and includes Garangao-special-mascots, clown balloon twister, free garangao bags (with candies), and complimentary vouchers as giveaways.
Location: Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre
Date: 19 May 2019 - 20 May 2019
Time: 08:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Join Hyatt Plaza and celebrate the Garangao Night at Hyatt Plaza and Enjoy a variety of amazing activities like games, contest, traditional song, Garangaoh bags distribution, and many other activities & valuable prizes.
Location: Hyatt Plaza
Date: 19 May 2019
Time: 08:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Visit Mirqab Mall every weekend for special in-mall events throughout the Holy Month, including Garangao, creation stations, craft workshops, and traditional storytelling. Every evening our traditional majlis is offering free coffee and dates at iftar, and our henna artist is waiting for you on the mezzanine floor.
Location: Mirqab Mall
Date: 9 May 2019 - 1 June 2019
Time: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Royal Plaza will be hosting lots of fun activities for kids from 19th to the 21st of May 2019. Get there by 8.30 to experience a very special night!
Location: Royal Plaza Mall
Date: 19 May 2019 - 21 May 2019
Time: 08:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Where are you planning to go with your kids to celebrate this year's Garango? Do let us know in the comments section below. And also don’t forget to give us a like and a share – you know it keeps us going!
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