Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels celebrates Garangao night with children

Packed evening programme of fun and festivities in the heart of Souq Waqif organized by Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels

Doha – 21 June 2016 (WQ): Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels (SWBH) celebrated Garangao night, 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 Jomrok Boutique Hotel, where SWBH held a festive evening to celebrate this important part of their Qatari heritage in the Holy Month of Ramadan.

SWBH joined festivities with the management of Souq Waqif and distributed copious gifts to all kids through allocated Garangao booths organized by the Souq’q management.

Mohannad Barqawi, Director, Sales & Marketing at Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels, said:

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“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,”

“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 Barqawi.

Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels celebrates Garangao night

The eventful Garangao night at SWBH included clown shows and entertainment activities, as well as face painting, henna patterns, gift giveaways and a special themed booth for photo opportunity.

Welcomed by SWBH employees, a large number of children poured in wearing their traditional clothes, singing the Garangao traditional songs and happily smiling.