Mirdif City Centre celebrates Hag El Leila
Dubai, July 27, 2010
Mirdif City Centre hosted a special Hag El Leila event with the aim of celebrating and educating visitors on the importance of this traditional religious occasion.
A traditional set-up showcasing the special event was demonstrated in the mall’s Central Galleria to observe the annual Islamic celebration, where children gave complimentary gifts of chocolate and sweets to mall visitors and representatives from the UAE Ministry of Social Affairs educated customers on the importance of this special day.
Hag El Leila is an annual occasion in the middle of Sha’ban, the eighth month in the Islamic Hegri Calendar. In ancient traditions, UAE people prepared for the arrival of Ramadan two weeks in advance in mid-Shaban.
“It is important to us to respect and celebrate our ancient traditions and Hag El Leila is an especially important celebration as we look towards Ramadan. We are certain our visitors enjoyed a taste of Islamic tradition when they visited the mall,” said Yousif Al Ali, vice president of Mirdif City Centre.-TradeArabia News Service