MIA announces series of Ramadan programmes

 24 May 2017 - 9:06

MIA announces series of  Ramadan programmes

The Peninsula

The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) has announced a series of engaging activities for the public in celebration of the Holy month of Ramadan. 

Activities taking place include lectures by well-known speakers discussing 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. 

In addition, MIA will be celebrating 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. Garango 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. Our activities have been designed to offer something for everyone, bring the family together and through a range of interactive and engaging events, educate visitors and enable them to discover the richness of Islamic heritage through art this Ramadan.”