Gergaian

As stated in 7achy.com, Girgian is a traditional occasion that is celebrated in Kuwait and other Gulf countries on the 14th and 15th day of the month of Ramadan, where children will go from house to house knocking on doors asking for sweets.

I on the other had, a grown up, who did not have to go knocking on doors for treats, yet got a considerable amount of Gergaian this year πŸ˜‰

To begin with, this year we had different presentation for treats to give to kids knocking on our door πŸ˜‰ (check out last year’s here)

Its funny how some of the kids in the neighborhood have some sort of map where they know which house give out the “GOOD” Gergaian… Thankfully, our house one not to miss πŸ˜‰

Also, my sister likes to make/stamp her own personalized Gergaian touch to give to family and friends. This year, she had her little Zayooni’s hand print on each pot filled with nuts, chocolates, sweets and more πŸ˜‰

Those pictures were taken during the preparation part of it πŸ˜‰

And thats our beautiful AlZain ❀ Happy with her Gergaian

We also got some more from family members…

From Shaha, Shaikha, Hamad, and Baby Fasooli ❀ Check out Shaikha’s (also known as Kaika) Gergaian! All pink and so girlie πŸ˜‰

And little Shaha’s with her little jar of cardamom πŸ˜‰ Cute!

Another Gergaian I got was from Dolce Antico in Hawalli, which I am planning to write a whole post about cuz I visited their store and snapped a lot of pictures for you to check out πŸ˜‰ So stay tuned

Also, my friend, Luluscious – the one who sends me news from London to post about on the blogn – is in Kuwait on vacation and got me special London Chocolates – a semi Gergaian kinda thing πŸ˜‰

The very kind Suad from KARKOOSHA sent me a bag of Gergaian also πŸ˜‰

The presentation is fabulous and they included a mouse pad (which reflect their virtual – online exhibition), nuts, and yummies from Chocolate Bar ❀

The last, but not the least, was from Zain Telecom (Thank you Ms Alyah AlAwadhi) πŸ˜‰ The very nice His&Hers delivered me the package (Thanks you guys ;-))

A candle with nuts and chocolates πŸ˜‰ LOVED the candle!

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16 responses to “Gergaian

  1. Good old days where u just knock the door and get girgian are surely Gone (T_T)

  2. Great review on gerge3an habit, I wish I can go out again and live those days !

  3. may7oshna shay :P~ ?

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    Ω‚Ψ±Ω‚ΩŠΨΉΨ§Ω† Ω…Ω† ΩƒΩ„ ءوب πŸ˜›

  5. Ma sha Allah 7lween
    bs hm afathel ayam gbl kl shy simple bdoon mbal’3a
    l 7een l grgai3an 9ar fr9t el ommahay lel monafasa it has nothing to do with children now

  6. its looks amazing!!

  7. Your welcome πŸ™‚

    Enjoooy all the Gerge3an πŸ™‚

  8. MaShallah, 3alich bel.3afyah
    I loved the idea of the hand print, very creative

  9. traditionally gergai3aan r kids singing door to door for treats not sweets, my mom remembers when she was little gergai3aan had negel and other kinds of nuts and seeds, also dates and dried fruits, yes there were sweets like emlabbas which is sugar coated nuts etc.. treats is the right word not sweets.. ansam u know me i just had to say this lol

    • If you’re talking about the first paragraph, its from 7achy.com and thats why I gave a link to it… then I wrote my post explaining it further and I specifically typed the word treats in the second paragraph!

      When I said sweets its because some of them contained cookies, chocolate truffles, and brownies πŸ˜‰ So yeah I wrote about both treats and sweets πŸ˜‰

      So yeah sweets can be used in this case πŸ˜‰ Even when you google the word “sweets” in google you will know what I mean πŸ˜› hehehehe ;-**

      Oh and talking about what was “traditionally” done, a lot of people -including us- are not doing Gergaian the traditional way anymore… that is preparing it in packages to be given to family and friends without having to knock on doors… this is not the traditional way you know πŸ˜‰

  10. Thanks all I wish I can share some with you πŸ˜› But I cant hehehe

  11. we’ve been passing out gergee3an in plastic bags and ribbings for awhile now, my mom doesn’t like the thought of candy all over the floor (brings unwanted creepy crawlers lol) plus all the kids get a fair share of gergee3an this way πŸ˜›
    love ur last year’s packaging…colorful! πŸ˜€

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