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Tribune News Network Doha ACS DOHA celebrated Qatar National Day by hosting an eventful day filled with festive activities that welcomed friends, families and members of the school community at the ACS Doha campus on December 14. The celebratory day kicked off with a traditional Qatari sword dance followed by local song and poem readings, together with personalised speeches presented by the student body. A 'Magic Carpet' corner introduced Qatari folklore to the attendees, and a large tent located in the centre court of the school featured a falcon show, as well as a Qatari food corner where fresh bread and other popular items from Qatari cuisine were made on live cooking stations. The main administration area of the school was redecorated to recreate Doha's Souq Waqif, creating a mini souq with the aim of introducing the Qatari culture to the new members of the community. Lastly, the day also featured a live drawing station completely led and managed by the students as well as a henna corner for ladies. One of the event organisers, Hani al Refo, Head of Arabic and Islamic studies, commented:"The celebration of Qatar National Day is a wonderful occasion for the community of ACS Doha to get together and experience the history, rich culture and beautiful heritage of Qatar. It is an opportunity for people of all ethnic backgrounds to celebrate the remarkable achievements of Qatar. We, as Qatar's international community, take pride in celebrating the successes of our nation's worldwide achievements." He continued:"ACS International Schools primarily chose Qatar as their first Middle Eastern base because they believe Qatar provides the greatest opportunity for expanding their educational philosophy. On behalf of ACS schools, we would like to convey our warmest congratulations to the Emir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani and his beloved people who have a vision for the future of Qatar and our future together."

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Publication:Qatar Tribune (Doha, Qatar)
Geographic Code:7QATA
Date:Dec 25, 2017
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