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B14 Life In Dure (2). Informant: Nawiya ʾodišo (Dure)

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This chapter provides information about different happenings of Middle East over the last hundred years. It discusses about the church of Mar Gwirgis. The name of that church is, a redemption for his power, Saint George. It was built in very ancient times. The chapter then talks about the festival of Musarde. At musarde people would sprinkle water on each other. The day of musarde was the day when the people went to take communion. When they had finished communion, they made a memorial. In the courtyard, everybody sat and ate. After that they would go out, each with a scoop in hand, and would sprinkle each other. They would bring young children. They sprinkle each other in an irrigation channel.

Keywords: Mar Gwirgis; musarde

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