|Wondering how to celebrate Ramadan? There are several activities taking place across the island, aimed at keeping the entire family entertained throughout the Holy Month.
Ramadan is a period of reflection on a personal level but it is also a time to celebrate with friends and family. Besides fasting by day and forging friendships by night over Ghabga, there are plenty of activities for everyone to share.
Venture into Bab Al-Bahrain from July 9 to 19 and explore a Ramadhaniyat souq organised by the Ministry of Culture. Celebrating living traditions, the souq hosts a range of shops and kiosks which sell a variety of Bahraini products and handicrafts that are traditional and modern.
If you stick around long enough, you can also enjoy live folk music concerts which will keep you entertained throughout the period.
Several venues across Bahrain are putting the focus on young children this month, by hosting Gergaoun celebrations. Falling in the middle of Ramadan, the idea of Gergaoun is to make every child feel special using a festival approach to explain the meaning of the Holy Month.
Paying care to children with special needs, the Bahrain Association of Parents and Friends of the Disabled hosts a variety of Gergaoun activities at their premises on July 14. Al Aali Shopping Complex runs a charity event on July 10 from 8pm onwards, which includes activities such as henna art, sand art, crafts and book reading for kids.
If you would like an outdoor celebration of Gergaoun, do not miss the Ministry of Culture’s family-oriented celebrations which take place on July 10 from 9pm to 11.30pm at two venues, the Qa’lat Al Bahrain and the Bab Al-Bahrain market.
If you would like to try out something different this Eid, catch up with the latest musical hits of Moroccan artist Saad Lamjarred, who makes his debut in Bahrain at the cultural hall near the Bahrain National Museum. His concert runs from July 29 to 30 at 8pm each evening and is free of charge.