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St Barbara’s Day at Super Dooper

Sunday, December 4, 2011 | Super Dooper, Dubai Marina | 5 pm to 7 pm

Every third of December in Beirut, children in masks roam their neighborhood knocking on doors, collecting sweets and chocolate, to celebrate the Eid al-Barbara, the feast of Barbara. Screaming heyshlee Barbara – run away Barbara – it has become a tradition to compete with each other for the biggest stash of goodies.

Local legend
According to local legends, Barbara was a young Roman girl who lived in the Beqaa region of Lebanon. Her father was governor of the Roman city of Baalbek and loyal to pagan gods. He kept his daughter under lock and key in a Rapunzel-style tower to avoid all contact with the outside world.

Saint Barbara is celebrated with a huge street festival,”
The story goes that instead of letting down her hair to welcome illicit suitors, Barbara used her solitary confinement to do some serious soul searching. She converted to Christianity and disguised herself when she escaped from the tower to elude her father – hence the tradition to dress up in costumes and masks.

Alas, Barbara’s story was no fairy tale, and there is no happy ending. Her father gave orders to have her beheaded. Legend has it that lightning struck and the earth swallowed her body; her father died shortly after.

Join us on the 4th of December to celebrate St Barbara’s day at Super Dooper from 5 :00 pm to 7:00pm.

Come disguise, we will be serving traditional sweets and having a traditional parade. The stage is yours to show us your talent.

This event is for all the family

Cost: AED 75

Hayshle berbara wil Ami7 bil Mghara!!!

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