On February 9, Lebanon celebrates the feast of Saint Maron, the father of the Maronites and the monastery Syrian monk, and the word Maron in the Syrian language, according to references, is a diminutive of the word “mar” meaning the master, and in turn it is a diminutive of the word “moran” meaning “the master of the lords or the great master”. February then celebrates the “Lord of lords” in Lebanon, even though he calls in his elders and refuses to take part in the sect’s celebration of its founder’s feast and festive holiness … So Mar Maron, although his eyes are narrow is, ”as is often said, forgives Lebanon’s presidents and its Maronites for their mistakes and sins.
And if Saint Maron’s Day is a point of holiness in February and Saint Valentine’s is a date of love in it, many Lebanese dates in this month have nothing to do with holiness or love that has contributed to changing the face of Lebanon and to change its rate. .
The February 6 uprising led by the Amal movement in 1984 forced a new reality in Lebanese politics that led to the withdrawal of the Lebanese army from Beirut and the Amal movement full control of West Beirut and the southern suburbs gave. return of the Syrians to Beirut and destabilized the era of President Amin Gemayel and his political and military choices. It reformulated the internal as well as regional and international balances, starting with Lebanon. As Muhammad Obeid says.
The first 6 February was merged after twenty-two years with the second 6 February, which testified to the signing of the memorandum of understanding between the Free Patriotic Movement and Hezbollah, an agreement signed by Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and General Aoun in the St. at the entrance to the southern suburb. A memorandum in its first item focused on dialogue, transparency, honesty and the priority of the national interest over any other interest … and it drew a new map of Lebanese politics, taking Lebanon to a stage after that February of intertwined interests. , the most expensive of which is paid today.
On February 27, 1994, Lebanon was on a date with a bloody event that reshuffled all its political cards to divert it from the path it had begun with the beginning of the civil war and the rise of the Lebanese resistance, the most prominent were the Lebanese forces. On this date, the Church of Our Lady of Salvation was bombed, in which ten people were killed, and this was the direct reason for the imprisonment and trial of the head of the Lebanese Forces, the dissolution of the party and the dispersal of its partisans, to start a new phase in the history of Lebanon, titled absolute Syrian domination.
“The people of Beirut woke up on the morning of Wednesday, February 11, 1920, from the scene of heavy snowfall that they had never known before, and they could not open the doors of their houses except with difficulty, and they left. looked. the windows to find that the height of the snow had reached between half an arm and an arm. The color of the bricks changed and circulated in bright white, and the roads, orchards, trees and wires were covered with snow. The spectator no longer distinguishes between Beirut and the mountain. Vehicles stopped running, including trams, and shops, stores, official departments and schools remained closed. The newspapers did not issue that morning. ” After that famous Shabbat date, most Beirut, as Ziyad Sami Itani tells us through the Beirut heritage page, began to write down the various events and events in their lives according to this unique climatic phenomenon. “Snow” To indicate the time of occurrence …
It is not possible to name February without hesitating at night the cats meow and howl: “In the first of February the hooks and the lions rage, and at the end of it the birds marry.” Congratulations to her and to all the lovers of the month of February, even though the twenty-ninth they visit him every four years …