Note: It is originally known as Khamis el Skara, and is a day dedicated the memory of the deceased.
Today is “khamees el Sakara” or the Thursday before fasting (for Christians)begins on Monday. I never knew why it was called that way, but all I know is that we are supposed to get drunk on this day.
Anyway, I googled it a bit today and it turns out it is more a tradition than a religious date, whereas rich and poor people would celebrate by drinking and partying.
As far as Lebanon in concerned, Christians usually have diner (raw meat usually) at home with their families and drink a lot. It’s gonna be Arak night for me tonight.
Happy Drinking Thursday everyone!
“we are supposed to get drunk on this day”? .?????Sooooooooooooooooo shallow!!!!
i didnt realize it was! good thing i drank! lol
the true religious story behind ‘khamees el skara’ is that the original name is ‘khamees el Zkara’, ‘Zkaret el mawta’ but Lebanese people always find ways to tweak things a bit for their own benefit. another example is ‘b3ad 3an el shar wo ghanneelo’ which is actually ‘b3ad 3an el sharr wo 2anneelo’ meaning let the shar go it’s own way!
i agree with kaka, it is khamis l zkara, the memory of the deceased, just to remember that there is a day we all die, thus we should prepare ourselves in these 40 days for judgement day.
I think this tradition has been going since a long time, but people dont understand that, last sunday was a7ad marfa3 l la7m, ya3ni we should have been eating meat all the previous week and on sunday we lift it off (mnirfa3 l la7m)our table. and this week we eat dairy products and on marfa3 l jebn (which is this sunday, the day before fasting) we lift diary product off. and then we start fasting.
this is it in brief 🙂
2at3oulna yeha ya shabeb 🙂
walaw ya najib, bto2ta3 kirmelak
hala2 hiyi tradition, and u were asking about what it is religiously and i provided that according to my knowledge
wlik ne7na b lebnen bya3mlo li badon yeh w min bye7ki kilmi?
mberi7 meshi bil sheri3… ri7et l mashewi 3abbet fiyi. shbe3et 3al ri7a bas 😛