Zouk Mikael Hymn

The name derivation

The word "Zouk" is derived from the Turkish name "Souk" which means the "guard and keeper" or the "place and district" which means the market.

Like many Lebanese villages and cities, "Zouk Mikael" is combined of two words: ZOUK & MIKAEL. (Spelling: Zouq Mkayel)

It holds its name from the Mamlouk era, when they settled in the Middle East region, especially in Lebanon from 1302 to 1307, in order to control the sea from the returned crusaders from their base in Cyprus.

After the settlement of the Turk on the coast, they lived in Azwak (Localities) and named them after their chiefs: Mikael, Mosbeh, Khrab & Ameriyah.