Hands-on craft workshops present an opportunity to share and exchange Ramadan traditions

share and exchange Ramadan traditions

Qatar National Library is offering a creative way for children to celebrate the Holy Month, with a series of Ramadan-inspired decoration design workshops, which began on 11 May.

The first workshop was highly popular, bringing together a diverse group of children aged 6-12 years, representing all parts of the community. Using special machines provided by the Library, workshop presenters taught the young participants how to design and create different symbolic decorations to celebrate Ramadan in their homes.

The unique Islamic elements and patterns reflected in the personalized individual designs offered an opportunity for participants to exchange different Ramadan traditions practiced in the Gulf region and many other countries.

The workshop also brought a focus on encouraging family traditions in celebrating Ramadan. The Library is offering a full program of events throughout May, which is focusing on the theme of faith.

Zainab Elmi, who attended the event, said: “I have so far attended two events during Ramadan at the Library and enjoyed all of them. These events offer a good chance for people who want to spend their time doing something new in daylight hours during Ramadan.”

“We are grateful to the Library for organzing such events in Ramadan, which allow us to socialize with other visitors and learn in a fun way. I am new to Qatar so attending these events give me a chance to get to know the people and the place better,” said Yasser Ahmed, another participant at the event.

The decoration design workshops continue on 18 and 25 May 2019.