The main religion of Qatar is Islam hence Islamic festivals in Qatar are celebrated with great pomp and pride. The main celebrated festivals in Qatar are Eid Al-Fitr which marks the end of the fasting month Ramadan, and Eid Al-Adha.
Eid Al-Fitr is also known as Eid, it marks the end of Ramadan. This festivals in Qatar celebrates of the moral victory.
It is a day when people forgive and peace prevails as foes become friends. People meet at statdium in large gatherings and they greet each other with hugs which symbolize their love. The Eid is the festivals in Qatar celebrate brotherhood and unity.
The other popular festival in Qatar is Ramadan which is month of fasting. During this festival Muslims practice self control. During this time Qataris dress in traditional dresses. Families wake up very early and keep fasts. There are variations regarding the time in which Ramadan's fasting is linked to the lunar calendar.
Other popular festivals celebrated in Qatar are Diwali, Dusshera and Christmas though these are not Islamic festivals but due to the increasing number of Indians and Christians living in the region these festivals in Qatar have also gained a lot of importance.
You must visit Qatar during the timings of festivals in Qatar. Tourists on Qatar tours must try and participate in festivals in Qatar their experience will be truly memorable.
Eid ul-Adha is another popular festival in Qatar. The festival commemorates Prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael for God.
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