Celebrate Qaranqasho in Muscat

T-Mag Wednesday 30/May/2018 12:41 PM
By: Times News Service
Celebrate Qaranqasho in Muscat

Among the most celebrated and treasured festivities in the country, and across the Gulf, is the Qaranqasho, which falls on the night before the 14th day of the Holy Month, where children hit the streets, door-to-door, chanting, singing, and collecting candies.

This lovely and time-honoured tradition carries a great deal of excitement that brings out the best in children. It is a day dedicated to reward a child who has successfully fasted half of Ramadan, and it is meant to encourage them to continue the second half.

On this day, children put on their favourite traditional costumes and carry baskets before heading outside, in their neighbourhood, to knock on doors and ask for treats and halwa. Qaranqasho remains a revered tradition among locals, and a celebrated one for expatriates. As you prepare your little ones to immerse themselves into the festivity spirit, here are some photographs for you to enjoy.