Friday, 27 June 2014

Ramadan in Kuwait : Girgian :D


Girgian - Trick or Treat Tradition

My bundle of joy

   Ramadan in Kuwait as long as I can remember has been quite eventful!
 The best part of Ramadan for me, is Girgian. It is a traditional Arab culture wherein sweets are packed in beautiful baskets or glassware and sent away by companies,organisations and individuals, it is also done by dropping sweets,coins and currency notes from balconies while the children spread their little pouches, singing to old traditional Girgian songs, they go from houses to houses. It is the mid-Ramadan tradition which is celebrated from the 13th to the 15th night of Ramadan. The tradition clothing is also worn by woman and children.This is not just restricted to the Kuwaitis, I assure you that every kid residing in Kuwait will receive a packet of Girgian . Girgian parties are also organised by organisations. For me, this has always been a bag of happiness. Like every other kid, I would be so eager to open the gifts and just gobble up all the candies. This gives opportunities for kids to get together and understand the real meaning of brotherhood, peace and harmony.