A series of activities have been created for the public in celebration of the holy month of Ramadan by The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), under the leadership of Qatar Museums (QM) chairperson HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani.
These family based activities are part of QM’s “continued commitment to inspire an indigenous culture of creativity and enrich the lives of all those who live in and visit Qatar”, according to a press statement.
The activities planned are lectures by well-known speakers, who will discuss a variety of subjects such as Ramadan, Islamic history and Islamic art; storytelling sessions for children; family activities where children can make their own Ramadan lanterns, or weave a rug out of paper and the popular MIA Bazaar on Saturday evenings from 5pm until midnight, selling food and handicrafts for the whole family.
Also, MIA will celebrate Garangao, a traditional children’s party celebrated after the breaking of the fast on the 14th night of Ramadan, when half of the fasting month is over. Garangao will take place at MIA on June 7 with an evening of activities, storytelling and traditional gift-giving.
Salem Almarri, deputy director of Learning and Outreach at MIA, said: “We are delighted to offer a range of fun, family-friendly activities for everyone to enjoy and take part in at MIA in celebration of the holy month of Ramadan.”
MIA’s Ramadan lectures will take place from 9.30pm to 10.30pm. Full details of MIA’s Ramadan public programme can be found at http://www.mia.org.qa/en/