Public & National Holidays in Lebanon

Lebanon is located in the East Mediterranean and is one of the most well-known countries in that part of the world because of its ethnic diversity. Lebanon observes a number of Public and National Holidays.

Instructions

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    Holidays in January


    1st - New Year's Day

    Like all other nations of the world, the Lebanese people celebrate the solar and Gregorian year with great enthusiasm.

    6th - Armenian Christmas

    Since its official recognition in 2003, this holiday is exclusively celebrated by the Armenian-Lebanese community.

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    Holidays in February


    9th - St. Maroun Day

    This holiday is celebrated by the Maronites, a Christian ethnoreligious group in the Levant.

    15th - St. Vartan Day

    The Armenian population in Lebanon celebrates this day.

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    Holidays in March


    9th - Teachers' Day

    This day is for honouring teachers, and in many countries, just like Lebanon, it is celebrated with great enthusiasm. The date for this holiday varies in different countries.

    21st - Mother's Day

    This day is celebrated to honour mothers all over the world.

    25th – Feast of the Annunciation

    This is another holiday celebrated by the Christians of Lebanon, as it marks the visit of the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary, where Mary was told that she would be the mother of Jesus Christ.

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    Holidays in May


    1st - Workers' Day

    Labour Day is celebrated as a holiday in Lebanon just like all over the word.

    6th - Martyrs' Day

    It is a national holiday in Syria and Lebanon to honour the Syrian and Lebanese nationalists who were executed by Jamal Pasha in Beirut and Damascus in 1916.

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    Holidays in August


    15th - Feast of the Assumption

    This is celebrated in the Christian community and is a National Holiday in Lebanon.

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    Holidays in September


    8th - Nativity of Mary

    This is celebrated by most of the Christians in Lebanon, marking the birth of the Virgin Mary.

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    Holidays in November


    1st - All Saints' Day

    It is celebrated by the Christian community to honour all the known and unknown Saints. It is the second day of Hallowmas and starts at sundown on the final day of October.

    22nd - Lebanese Independence Day

    This is to mark the independence day of Lebanon, which it gained in 1943 from France.

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    Holidays in December


    25th – Christmas

    Just like most countries in the world, Christmas is celebrated with good spirit in Lebanon.

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    Holidays according to the lunar calendar


    1 Muharram - Islamic New Year

    This is to mark the start of the Islamic New Year.

    10 Muharram - Day of Ashura

    This is to mark the death anniversary of Al-Hussein ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)

    1 Shawwal - Eid ul-Fitr

    This holiday lasts for three days, marking the end of the month of Ramadan.

    10 Dhu al-Hijjah - Eid al-Adha

    This holiday is for three days, where Muslims slaughter goats, sheep or camels as sacrifice.

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