Saudi children find joy in Al-Hawwamah tradition

Mon, 2024-04-08 22:08

RIYADH: Like the Gargee’an festival on the east coast of the Kingdom, children in the Najd region run around illuminated neighborhoods in traditional outfits, spreading holiday cheer for Al-Hawwamah. It is a time of joy and community bonding, as families open their doors and share in the festivities.

The ritual is celebrated during the month of Ramadan or on Eid Al-Fitr, depending on the family’s traditions, and is a popular custom in many parts of Riyadh, for example.

During Al-Hawwamah, children — excited to receive biscuits and candies — don their best garments and stroll around their neighborhood singing folk songs. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah/Supplied)
Main category: 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

× Contact us for news, article submissions, and SEO services.