Everything you need to know about Garangao in Qatar

Everything you need to know about Garangao in Qatar

One of my favourite things about travelling to other countries is learning about and experiencing a new culture. This is something I was really excited about living in the Middle East. Now while everybody has heard of Ramadan they might not have heard about the Gulf Festival of Garangao!What is Garangao?

Garangao occurs at the halfway point of Ramadan (the 14th night). It is essence the night of Ramadan for children!

This is a festival celebrated throughout the Gulf but only known as Garangao in Qatar and Bahrain!

What happens during Garangao

As Garangao is for the children, after the fast has been broken on the 14th night of Ramadan, children get dressed up in festival dress and wear bags around their neck! They sing special Garangao songs and go door to door knocking and receiving treats, traditionally nuts (not dissimilar to Halloween in that respect).

Celebrating Garangao Festival in Doha

While Garangao is officially celebrated on the 14th night of Ramadan, usually their are events in the week surrounding.

Where to celebrate Garangao in Doha

There are Garangao festivals all round Doha and many companies in Qatar will have some celebration. Often the biggest celebrations for children are held at Katara, Education City, Museum of Islamic Arts and the Pearl!

This post will be updates with Garangao 2018 events as they are released!

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5 Comments

  1. May 16, 2018 / 1:20 pm

    I’d never heard of this – what a lovely tradition. Thanks for linking up with #citytripping

  2. Anna
    May 16, 2018 / 8:55 pm

    Please let’s me know more about it

    • May 16, 2018 / 9:13 pm

      As soon as I hear more details I’ll update the post

  3. May 16, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    I never knew there was a Ramadan night specially for children. How interesting! #citytripping

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