Sunday, January 6, 2013

Deyem deyem - epiphany traditions

Do you still practice those traditions? On the night of January 5th-6th which is known as epiphany or where Jesus got baptized in the river of Jordan, it is a tradition in Lebanese Christian houses to put some dough outside the house without yeast it in and a bottle of water. The story has it that Jesus passes by the houses fermenting the dough and blessing the water. The usual greeting the next day is "el deyem deyem" - the everlasting is everlasting. Famed Lebanese author Maroun Abboud has a very known story about this. So for today, "el deyem deyem".

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