Posted on July 02, 2015

Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels (SWBH) celebrated Garangao night for the third year running, the age-old annual Qatari tradition on the 14th night of Ramadan. Sheer delight was on the faces of children and guests who attended the event at Al Jasra Boutique Hotel, where SWBH held a festive evening to celebrate this important part of their Qatari heritage in the Holy Month of Ramadan.Copious gifts were given away.

“Garangao is a traditional national festivity held annually in mid-Ramadan. Exclusive to the Arabian Gulf, this event brings a unique occasion to the area for people of all ages to anticipate every year, as it allows them to participate and keep their customs and traditions alive. Garangao celebrations are passed down through generations as part of Qatar’s popular heritage that contributes to strengthening moral and social relationships between neighbours and family members, inspiring feelings of warmth and friendship. Despite tremendous urban development, Garangao night is still a wonderful tradition to be celebrated every year,” said Taleb Al Henzab, General Manager at Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels.

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“We are very keen to share Garangao celebrations with children and guests for the joy it brings to them and we are delighted that every year more kids show up at our hotels to be part of the Garangao night festivities, encouraging us to provide an unforgettable family experience,” added AlHenzab.

The eventful Garangao night at SWBH included clown shows and entertainment activities, as well as face painting, henna patterns and gift giveaways. Welcomed by SWBH employees, a large number of children poured in wearing their traditional clothes, happily smiling.