Khamis el sakara

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Khamis El Sakara, from Lebanese Arabic, meaning in English Thursday of drunkness. It is celebrated the last Thursday before the first day of lent. Lebanese Catholics gather and indulge themselves with Alcoholic beverages.


The origin of this day is "Khamis El Zakara", from Lebanese Arabic, meaning in English "Thursday of Remembering". It is when people remember their dead and pray for their Soul. Lebanese tradition replaced this "Z" in Zakara by "S" and it is now Sakara, and this it is now celebrated in both terms