Doha, 6 May 2020 - In a distinct Qatari heritage atmosphere which will mix reviving heritage and fun, the Ministry of Culture and Sports is gearing up to celebrate Garangao by running buses that will distribute sweets and nuts to children at their homes.
As precautionary measures to limit spread of the coronavirus, the buses will take a tour in many areas of the country to distribute sweets and nuts to children at their homes.
Garangao is a Qatari traditional children’s party celebrated after the breaking of the fast on the 14th night of Ramadan, when half of the fasting month is over.
The initiative of Garangao comes within the framework of the Ministry’s keenness to continue reviving the popular heritage, and within its campaign that seeks to achieve social cohesion in light of the coronavirus crisis.
The celebration will be organized in collaboration with sports clubs and some entities affiliated with the Ministry of Culture with full commitment to apply preventive measures, and will carry out the mission with volunteers trained in precautionary measures.
Issa Al Haremi, Director of Sports Affairs at the Ministry of Culture and Sports, explained that the celebration is a symbolic initiative because it aims to spread joy in the hearts of children. It is organized in cooperation with 10 sports clubs including Al Rayyan Sports Club, Al Sadd Sports Club, Qatar Sports Club, Al Khor Sports Club, and Al Shamal Sports Club.
He also said that it is difficult for the buses to cover all areas of the country, but a large group of children will receive gifts of Garangao, and this distribution is to ensure community participation and to make sure that this festival does not stop due to the current exceptional circumstance. Al Haremi noted that the videos have been made and will be posted on social media platforms to train about the safety measures when preparing buses for Garangao sweet distribution.