Thousands take part in Garangao celebrations
June 19 2016 11:55 PM

Thousands have taken part in celebrations marking Garangao, the traditional festival that falls in the middle of the holy month of Ramadan, across the country. While children were seen going around different neighbourhoods of Doha collecting candies and other Garangao
goodies yesterday, a number of organisations have also held special festivities over the past few days to mark the occasion. Qatar
Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, Aspire Zone Foundation, Souq Waqif and Katara —the Cultural Village have hosted Garangao celebrations in addition to several other organisations and corporate entities. A number of special activities and events were organised to mark the festival. During Garangao, children dress up in special clothes, carry a bag around their neck and go around singing songs and knocking at the doors of neighbours, while receiving nuts and candies from them.
PICTURES: Jayan Orma, Noushad Thekkayil, Ram Chand

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