Weekender Bahrain, Sunday, August 25 2019

Happy, Joyous Moments

admin 25-May-2019

Happy, Joyous Moments

One of the most exciting and widely celebrated events on the island is here again as many people are completely hooked onto the festivities of Gergaon. A joyous time depicting color, excitement, and children in bright attire and brighter spirit, it is a unique Khaleeji (the Gulf) children’s holiday. Customarily on this day children don traditional clothes (embroidered vests and caps for boys and embroidered veils and dresses for girls) and head out to collect sweets, nuts, and coins in special cloth bags, while singing traditional songs. Many shops and supermarkets offer specially decorated party packs and baskets, and many places host exciting events to bring everyone together in a special celebration. Among the places, City Centre also hosted ‘Gergaoun’ celebration in conjunction with the Ministry of Social Development, creating great moments for visitors. Children and families arrived dressed in their best traditional clothes and took part in the festivities. Little ones enjoyed singing songs, marching along to the beats of a live traditional Bahraini band and dancing along with the traditional mascots in the mall’s Central Galleria. Children toured the mall with the main ‘Fraisah’ (a traditional figure of the festival) for Gergaoun celebrations, to collect Gergaoun, goodie bags full of treats, from participating retailers.