Today's topic is sage.
Sage is known as the "savior of plants", Arabic الميرمية (pronounced mariyamiyya), English name is sage, derived from the Latin meaning "to save".
The song introduced today is called "Mariyamiya."
The song brings together the best of folklore songs from across Palestine and documents the aspirations of the Palestinian people to free themselves from the ravages of Israeli occupation, apartheid and colonialism.
Israeli Zionism has been denying Palestinian history and culture, denying the existence of the Palestinian people and constantly trying to erase any sign of the existence of Palestinian culture, which is clear evidence of the entrenched existence of the Palestinian people.
During the catastrophe, Zionist militias ethnically cleansed and destroyed more than 600 villages and towns, trying to completely erase Palestine from the map and human consciousness.
One of the destroyed villages, Zarnouqa, located in the Ramle district and home of songwriter Haidar Eid, is one of 531 Palestinian villages ethnically cleansed by Zionist gangs before 1948.
People were forced to move to the Gaza Strip with their house keys, waiting, waiting for the day when they would return home.
In order to keep the stories of love, marriage, battle, death, harvest, bravery and resistance that took place in Palestine before 1948 not to be forgotten, stories and songs represented by cultural practices began to be passed down from generation to generation in Palestine.
Palestinian wedding parties became one of the venues for the culture of resistance, and songs related to national resistance were sung and played at all Palestinian weddings.
Today's song "Sage" is a combination of four songs and the folk dance Dabka, which can be heard at weddings in the Gaza refugee camps in Palestine.
The title of the song is "Sage" also because Mariyamiyya has become an important symbol of Palestine.
When drinking tea, add fresh or sun-dried sage to taste, you can also use it as an herbal remedy for stomach aches and colds, or as a remedy for women to relieve menstrual pain: mint leaves, sage, cumin, cumin, boiled in water, just drink.
At the moment, what I want to share is the spiritual efficacy brought by this song. The repeated "We plant sage" in the song expresses the Palestinians planting sage in different places because it symbolizes the desire for freedom, bravery and resistance...
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