Kuwaiti citizens have started to celebrate the traditional festival of Gargee'an amid the coronavirus spread.
Kuwait , Kuwait
09 May 2020, 12:00 AM
31 May 2020, 12:00 AM
Kuwaitis celebrate Gargee'an from the 13th to the 15th of the holy month Ramadan. Children dress traditional attire and go door-to-door to receive sweets and nuts from neighbours, while also singing traditional songs.
Rooted deep in Gulf culture, Gargee'an is not only celebrated in Kuwait but also in other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
Many Kuwaitis have affirmed their readiness to celebrate the festival, with Instagram providing them with an online shopping experience to buy traditional clothes.
Some Kuwaiti women are keen on reserving the heritage by buying unique Gargee'an bags with a Kuwaiti touch, while others prefer to buy modern style bags full of colors for their children.
Coronavirus pandemic and the strict measures of social distance made Kuwaitis be more creative in celebrating the event.
For Sondos Al-Fadhli, a Kuwaiti citizen, Facebook live was the answer to experience Gargee'an vibes.
This is the best way to share her moments with family members and let her children enjoy the tradition, she said.
Meanwhile, a Kuwaiti group called 965 Expo Group of Handicrafts and Heritage Exhibitions launched a social media initiative to call on Gulf people to celebrate the event in a creative way by posting pictures of children celebrating in their homes, wearing traditional clothes to win valuable prizes.