SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) —Last night, people of Qatif and AlAhssa celebrated the mid of Ramadan as they do every year. This night coincides the birthday of Imam Hasan bin Ali bin Abu Talib; the first grandson of Prophet Mohammad.
On this traditional, religious event which is called “AlNasfah”, “AlQurqay’an” or “AlGraigshon”, local people previously decorate their mosques, Husainiahs, streets and houses. They, also, prepare various programs with the participation of clerics, poets and artists for celebrating it.
In the past, AlNasfah was a small event in which children used to step by the close houses and knock their doors to get candies and peanuts which is regionally known as “Seksabal” or “Sabal”. Then, the children turn back to their homes glad with what they got.
However, many things in this festival had changed nowadays, and several activities are added to it like literary and cultural programs and heritage exhibitions. Moreover, children still, at this night, wear folkloric customs, carry their bags and stroll between houses to collect different kinds of candies, nuts and toys while repeating traditional chants.—www.shafaqna.com/english
Source: Saudi Shia