This year, the Turnoys participated in the Garangao celebration. Garangao, also known as The Festival of Children, is special to the Gulf Region and is celebrated on the 14th day of Ramadan (half way through the Ramadan season.) Over the years, the festival has gained more popularity with several expatriates joining the celebrations.
The other night, the Turnoys paraded in the mall and in school with Qatari traditional clothes and received lots of sweets and nuts. It felt like Halloween trick and treats. Sugar high galore plus goin' nuts (literally!) It feels so good to experience a local Qatari tradition for kids.
|Preparing for Garangao - candies and nuts overload!|
|K1 in her traditional Qatari dress|
|so happy she got her goodie bag!|
|K2 in his traditional Arab Toube|
|shy Arab-wannabe boy!|
|so am I suppose to get the candies in this toube?|
We simply love cultures all over! It's a blessing to have a taste of lots of worlds!