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British School of Kuwait (BSK) celebrates Girgian

Students from Reception to Year 5 at The British School of Kuwait (BSK) enjoyed Girgian celebrations on campus last week, with staff and students in the Primary section attending school dressed in their finest traditional clothing to enjoy a day of Girgian themed activities.

The Founder and Director of BSK, Madam Vera Al-Mutawa MBE, joined the students in their celebrations and the day began in lively fashion with entertainment provided by a group of Bu Tabailah drummers, whose music and singing of traditional Girgian songs was received with much applause. Students in Years 3-5 also contributed to proceedings with their own traditional dancing, singing and recitations which were performed to the delight of their classmates.

Occurring midway through the month of Ramadan, the traditional celebration of Girgian is eagerly awaited by children who gather with their friends and siblings to visit local houses, singing songs and collecting sweets in small fabric bags. The celebrations at BSK were enjoyed by all involved and brought much colour and cheer to the students and teachers alike.

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