Garangao celebrations were held at MESIS recently with scintillating programs organized by teachers for students. For the Garangao celebrations, children and teachers were dressed in traditional Qatari clothes. The teachers distributed candies and sweets to students. A group dance and play were organized by Qatar History, Arabic/Islamic Department at the school’s multi-purpose hall.
MESIS Principal, Dr E.M Haneef was the chief guest for the day. He addressed the celebration as a “symbolic initiative” as it aims to “spread joy in the hearts of children”. He initiated the festivities with the distribution of candies and sweets to all the children along with the teaching and non-teaching staffs. To commemorate Garangao, students of MESIS performed several dances in their traditional Qatari attire.
The school also conducted various competitions for children including classroom decoration competition, coloring, painting, essay writing, article writing, classroom decoration, face painting, musical chairs competition and Henna design competitions. The programs concluded by 12.00 p.m.
“Gara,” is a traditional song, from the Khaliji (Gulf) word for the sound of two things knocking together, connoting the sound of the nuts and sweets in bags, or the sound of knocking on doors.