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Children attend Katara event celebrating Qatar’s popular folkloric tradition

Children attend Katara event celebrating Qatar’s popular folkloric tradition

Tribune News Network
doha
THE Cultural Village Foundation (Katara) on Thursday hosted an event titled ‘Hayya Bay’ on its beach to celebrate a folkloric tradition on the occasion of the 9th of Dhul Hijjah. Several children and their families attended the event held with all precautionary measures in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The event was part of Katara’s ongoing efforts to preserve Qatar’s folkloric heritage by raising awareness of children about their country’s cultural past. It also offered children an opportunity to enjoy the activities held as part of the event.
The neighbourhood has been distributed to children and they enjoyed the joyful heritage atmosphere in addition to the presence of a group of moving dolls that wandered and brought more joy and happiness to the hearts of children.
‘Hayya Bay’ is a popular Gulf heritage that celebrates return of the pilgrims. It begins on the first of Dhu al-Hijjah, where children gather at one place and bring seedlings of barley, wheat and lentils to and cultivate them. This is an important part of this popular tradition.
Meanwhile, Katara has planned an array of exciting activities during the four-day Eid festivities. The celebrations will feature several new activities to be held amid all COVID-19 precautionary measures in place, in addition to drive-through distribution of gifts at a few points at Katara from 5pm until 9pm. Katara will also launch a mural to express gratitude to the medical staff, the frontline warriors in the fight against the pandemic. The 30m x 5m mural has been created by 12 artists and will be located at the southern end of the main entrance of Katara.
The spectacular display of fireworks, which is the most popular event at Katara during Eid, will this year be replaced by virtual fireworks on its
website.

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