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Hag-e-Leila festivities at City Centre Mirdif

Celebrations included traditional activities, sweets and gifts for families

 

 

Dubai, UAE, 25 June 2013 - City Centre Mirdif in partnership with Dubai Culture and Heritage celebrated Hag-e-Leila yesterday, embracing ancient traditions where children would go door-to-door to sing and collect sweets, nuts and money. Traditional tents were set up in the mall’s Central Galleria, where families and children were treated to an evening of cultural activities including handicraft workshops, a falcon display, interactive quizzes with prizes hosted by Dubai Culture and Heritage and giveaways for children including chocolates and sweets.

 

Hag-e-Leila is an annual festival marking the middle of Shaban, and is a special celebration which educates children and adults about the importance of Ramadan.