Qatar Museums (QM) and Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) have launched the ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ campaign, to invite families in Qatar to virtually come together and celebrate Garangao. This initiative is part of the ongoing partnership between QM and HMC and aims to encourage families to practise safe social distancing while celebrating the traditional night of festivities by sharing children’s photographs dressed in traditional Garangao clothes, according to a press statement.
The photos submitted will be posted on the QM and HMC Instagram pages to spread the joy and happiness of the holy month of Ramadan, the statement notes. Garangao is a Ramadan tradition that is widely celebrated by children across Qatar and the Gulf region. On this night, children usually walk around their neighbourhoods singing traditional songs that mark the occasion and receive gifts and bags of sweets from their elders.
The ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ initiative supports the wider efforts of the Ministry of Public Health, HMC and Primary Health Care Corporation, to limit the spread of Covid-19. A key goal of this initiative is to encourage social responsibility by encouraging the community to stay at home.
The initiative also aims to promote virtual connections between families and friends, enabling the Garangao tradition to be preserved and celebrated despite these difficult times. Families that wish to submit their children’s photos can send it via direct message to Qatar Museums’ Instagram account (@qatar_museums).
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