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Garangao celebrations planned at Katara Olympic exhibition

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The Qatar Museums Authority will hold Garangao celebrations for children at its Olympics Through Media exhibition at Katara on July 31 and Aug. 1. 

Garangao, usually celebrated on the 14th day of Ramadan, is unique to the Gulf. Children wear traditional clothes and knock on neighbors’ doors to receive sweet treats, whilst singing a special Garangao song. 

The celebrations at Katara will take place from 8.30pm to 10.30pm and children will be entertained with music, storytelling and crafts.

The venue for the event – the ‘Olympics through Media’ exhibition at Katara –  is well worth a visit, too.

Jointly organised by the Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum and the Qatar Museums Authority’s Media Collections department, it’s a visually striking and well planned treat showcasing archive footage, memorabilia and fascinating TV and radio equipment from Olympics Games held from 1896 onwards.

Here’s a link to a virtual tour of the exhibition.

The exhibition is open daily from 9am until midday and then from 7pm until midnight from Saturday to Thursday, and from 7pm until midnight on Fridays. Admission is free.

Will your children be taking part in Garangao celebrations this year? Have you been to the Olympics exhibition? What did you think? 

Credit: Photo by Tέ Quirέro

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