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Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Children's day

Today is Garangau, or Children’s day in Ramadan. Garangau is specific to the Gulf region, and according to Time Out Dubai is believed to have its roots in the pearl fishing tradition. During Garangau children dress in traditional clothing, and partake in a Qatar trick or treat, knocking on people’s doors to receive sweets and small presents. Many schools are having a non-school uniform day as well, with children asked to come to school in traditional dress, while hotels are having special dinners and the municipality has organised a special programme of songs, quizzes and other entertainment.

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