GARGAOUN celebrations continued yesterday with a host of events at schools and other venues in Bahrain. Children wore traditional clothes, recited songs and collected nuts and sweets.
Among the events was a Gargaoun festival last night at the Capital Mall for Bahraini Handicrafts, Karbabad.
A number of families participated in the event and showcased a number of products such as woodwork, ceramics, palm tree products, handicrafts, gifts, embroidery, perfumes, incense, pickles and flour, which were also available to buy.
The festival included traditional competitions and fraisa (decorated wooden horse) dance, among other activities.
A gargaoun party was also held at Al Hekma International School, Sanad, for pupils and families.
The children enjoyed a traditional Gargaoun band, competitions and various other activities.
The New Millennium School, Zinj, organised a Gargaoun party for its kindergarten children.
The event commenced with lighting of the lamp and the Quran recital, while school principal Arun Kumar Sharma presented a welcome speech.
A talk was given on the importance of Gargaoun and the children, wearing their traditional clothes, presented a dance and sang Arabic songs.
A fancy dress contest along with other traditional games was held for the children.
Sweets and nuts were distributed in coloured bags to children.
A raffle draw also took place.
School chairman Adel Al Safar and other board members were present.
KG Kids School, Riffa, also held a Gargaoun party for its pupils at the school's premises yesterday.
The children, aged four and five, were dressed in traditional costumes and were given sweets and nuts to mark the occasion.
Meanwhile, 270 Dilmun School pupils attended a Gargaoun party at their school premises in Adliya.
The children aged, three to 11, wore colourful traditional clothes at the event.
More than 200 students took part in a Gargaoun party at the Ibn Khuldoon National School, Isa Town, yesterday.
The children, aged four and five, were dressed in traditional costumes and celebrated along with their mothers.
A band also performed to mark the occasion.
Gargaoun is traditionally marked in the middle of Ramadan in Bahrain and other Gulf countries.