Qatar Airways organised a Garangao event for its employees and their families on Thursday and Friday, providing children’s festivities and celebrations with a particular focus on traditional Qatari games.
Qatar Airways senior vice president human resources, Nabeela Fakhri said: “Qatar Airways is a keen supporter of traditional initiatives such as Garangao, hence we decided to celebrate this year’s event with our Qatar Airways family. It is our pleasure to be part of this joyous occasion, while showing our commitment to preserving Qatar’s rich culture, heritage and customs.”
All of the attendees at the Garangao celebration were treated to Suhoor, a customary pre-dawn meal during Ramadan, with ethnic Qatari dishes and traditional drinks, enabling everyone to enjoy an experience immersed in local heritage and culture.
The annual children’s event, Garangao, is celebrated on the 14th day of Ramadan each year after the sunset prayer. The name comes from the Gulf word, ‘Gara’, which describes the sound of things knocking together – such as the sound of children knocking on doors, or the nuts and sweets they gather knocking together in the material bag they carry around their neck. Traditionally, children would dress in trendy traditional clothing, and sing Garangao songs as they visit their neighbourhood homes.
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