Hag al Laila

2019-20

Date: 18-4-19

Day: Thursday

Dept.: Arabic Department

Venue: KG Play area

Teachers In charge: Ms. Samira & Team

 Summary: “Hag al Laila-The annual event, which means ‘For this Night’, is one of the Emirati traditional celebrations in the middle of Sha’aban, the eighth month of the Islamic Hijri calendar, which sees children going from door-to door to sing and collect sweets and treats from neighbours, who have been preparing for the occasion throughout the week. In preparation for the day, many families throng groceries and shops that sell traditional sweets and nuts before welcoming visiting children. Other than celebrating, the purpose of the event is to educate the public about the occasion and the month of Ramadan and promote the values of sharing and giving.”

The KG Play area was decorated as per the event. The program begun with the march of students & teachers across the corridors of the school. They were dressed in beautiful UAE traditional attire & sang the special poem of the event. Sweets were distributed by the SMT to the KG & Gr. 1 students. The buffet of traditional Emirati food was set up for the staff. The Arabic music was making the environment more pleasing. The goodie bags were given to SMT & the event team. The team also went across to Sharjah Indian School to celebrate the event. The smile & joy of the staff & the students proved that we are a “Happy Happening School”.