Hosanna in the Highest !!!!

Maghdouche celebrates today The Palm Sunday "Sha3nineh".

Today, every child in the village, put on the best cloths he has, hold the big candle that mothers have decorated with flowers and branches and ornaments, and rush to the church... not to miss the celebration, for today it is the day of children!

Photo: Ghada Elias 2008
Every father today, after the mass is over, hold his child on the shoulders and while the bells of the church are ringing (the small bell as well as the big bell that rings only on big occasions), and turn around the church in a big celebration. People coming from the christian villages surrounding Maghdouche, hold palm tree branches and join the celebration, singing in one voice: "Hosanna in the Highest, blessed is who He comes in the name of the Lord"...

Photo:Alain Cattan 2008

3 Complete official rounds... and one extra round just to please the children !

People of Maghdouche, we wish you a happy "Cha3nineh".
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