Qatar Foundation to Celebrate Grangao Friday in Al Shaqab Arena

Doha, June 15 – Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) will hold Garangao celebrations at Al Shaqab’s Indoor Arena on Friday, 17th June.

Garangao, a children’s festival celebrated across the Gulf region and deeply rooted in local culture, traditionally marks the 14th night of Ramadan. This year, QF will host a variety of activities for the whole family, including pony rides, traditional games, and arts and crafts, among other events.

Qatar Solar Technology (QSTec), a QF member, will facilitate creative lantern making sessions using solar panels, while children can blend their own healthy smoothies by cycling to generate energy through ‘Sahtak Awalan: Your Health First’, an initiative of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q).

The Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG) will offer planting activities, as well as 3D puzzles and virtual reality games, while Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) will stage a puppet show and storytelling session in conjunction with Qatar National Library (QNL).

Some events will include a small fee, which will be donated to Reach Out To Asia’s (ROTA’s) ‘Reach into Qatar’ initiative; a volunteer project that extends community development assistance across Qatar by renovating and refurbishing houses of less fortunate families.