TAMARA ALPACHACHI

Photographer
 
Hiya Biya Bahrain
Location: Bahrain
Biography: TAMARA S. ALPACHACHI (b. 1978, Kuwait City, originally Iraqi) is an independent Arab-British Documentary and Fine Art photographer, based in the Kingdom of Bahrain. An old soul and a third culture kid (having grown up in Kuwait, Vienna, London,... MORE
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Hiya Biya Bahrain
Copyright TAMARA ALPACHACHI 2022
Updated Jul 2021
Topics Bahrain, Hiyabiya, Photography, Tradition
In the spirit of ‘Hiya Biya’ - a Bahraini cultural tradition I personally love at the time of Eid Al Adha and the end of haj, where children dress in beautiful traditional costumes and take a plant (grass shoots) they have taken care of (to teach them about nurturing, patience and sacrifice) and throw it into the sea while singing hiya biya. Over the years, larger beach spaces have hosted the hiya biya events; and bouncy castles, live bands and food vendors have been organized by various societies or private individuals to make it more of an event for the kids. The event is usually attended by the local governor.
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