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Texas A&M at Qatar to celebrate Garangao

Published Sep 02, 2009

Texas A&M at Qatar on Thursday will celebrate Garangao, a traditional celebration for children held on the 14th day of Ramadan.

Garangao is believed to have its roots in the pearl diving traditions of the region. Children dress in traditional clothing and knock on doors in their neighborhoods to collect sweets and nuts. As part of the festival, children use special cotton bags hanging loosely from the neck while singing a special Garangao song. Garangao begins at 9 a.m. in the student lounge of the Texas A&M Engineering Building.

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