Lebanon Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.

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DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day (رأس السنة) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
6 JanFriArmenian Orthodox Christmas Day (الأرثودكس الأرمن عيد الميلاد) - Officially recognized in Lebanon in 2003.[3] It is exclusively celebrated by the Armenians in Lebanon
9 FebThursSt. Maroun Day (مارون عيد مار) - St. Maroun is a 4th-century Syriac Christian monk whose followers, after his death, founded a religious Christian movement that became known as the Maronite Church. Considered the Father of the Maronite Church
14 FebTueRafik Hariri Memorial Day - This is a remembrance day dedicated to the former Prime Minister of Lebanon who was assassinated on February 14, 2005
25 MarSatFeast of the Annunciation (عيد البشارة) - Marks the visit of the archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary, during which he informed her that she would be the mother of Jesus Christ, the Son of God
14 AprFriGood Friday (جمعة الآلام) - Both Eastern and Western Church. Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary
16 AprSunEaster Sunday (المجيد الفصح) - Both Eastern and Western Church. Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead
1 MayMonLabor Day (عيد العمّال) - It is an annual holiday that celebrates the achievements of workers
25 MayThursLiberation and Resistance Day (عيد المقاومة و التحرير) - Marks Israel's withdrawal from Lebanon on 25 May 2000
26 JunMonEid Al Fitr (عيد الفطر) - End of Ramadan. Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief
15 AugTueAssumption Day (Assumption of Mary) - Is a very important day in the Catholic religion. It is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ
1 SeptFriEid Al-Adha (عيد الأضحى) - Feast of the Sacrifice. Commemorates Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son. Date varies on Lunar cycle
21 SeptThursMuharram / Islamic New Year - Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning. Marks the beginning of a new Islamic calendar year
30 SeptSatAshura (عاشوراء) - Remembrance of Muharram, and commemorates the death of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram in the year 61 AH
22 NovWedLebanese Independence Day (عيد الإستقلال) - Independence from France in 1943
1 DecFriBirthday of Prophet Muhammad (المولد النبوي) - Mawlid al-Nabi. Commemorates Prophet Muhammad's birthday, celebrated in most parts of the Muslim world
25 DecMonChristmas Day (عيد الميلاد) - Christian holidays celebrate the birth of Christ

DateDayHoliday
1 JanWedNew Year's Day
6 JanMonArmenian Orthodox Christmas Day
13 JanMonMaulud Nabi - Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
9 FebSunSt Maroun Day - Considered the Father of the Maronite Church
14 FebFriRafik Hariri Memorial Day
25 MarTueFeast of the Annunciation
18 AprFriGood Friday (Western Church) - International Catholic holiday
18 AprFriGood Friday (Eastern Church)
20 AprSunEaster Sunday
20 AprSunEaster Sunday (Eastern Church)
1 MayThursLabor Day
28 JulMonEid Al-Fitr (Ramadan)
15 AugFriAssumption of Mary
4 OctSatEid Al-Adha - Date varies on Lunar cycle
5 OctSunEid Al-Adha Holiday
25 OctSatHijri New Year - Islamic New Year
3 NovMonAshoura - 10th day of Muslim New Year
22 NovSatIndependence Day - Independence from France in 1943
25 DecThursChristmas Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
3 JanSatBirthday of Prophet Muhammad
6 JanTueArmenian Orthodox Christmas Day
9 FebMonSt Maroun Day - St Maroun is considered the Father of the Maronite Church
14 FebSatRafik Hariri Memorial Day
25 MarWedFeast of the Annunciation
3 AprFriGood Friday (Western Church) - International Catholic holiday
5 AprSunEaster Sunday
10 AprFriGood Friday (Eastern Church)
12 AprSunEaster Sunday (Eastern Church)
1 MayFriLabor Day
25 mayMonResistance and Liberation Day - Marks Israel's withdrawal from Lebanon on 25 May 2000
17 JulFriEid Al-Fitr (Ramadan)
15 AugSatAssumption of Mary
23 SeptWedEid Al-Adha - Date varies on Lunar cycle
15 OctThursHijri New Year - Islamic New Year
23 OctFriAshoura - 10th day of Muslim New Year
22 NovSunIndependence Day - Independence from France in 1943
25 DecFriChristmas Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
6 JanWedArmenian Orthodox Christmas Day
9 FebTueSt Maroun Day - Considered the Father of the Maronite Church
14 FebSunRafik Hariri Memorial Day
25 MarFriFeast of the Annunciation
25 MarFriGood Friday (Western Church) - International Catholic holiday
27 MarSunEaster Sunday
29 AprFriGood Friday (Eastern Church)
1 MaySunEaster Sunday (Eastern Church)
1 MaySunLabor Day
25 mayWedResistance and Liberation Day - Marks Israel's withdrawal from Lebanon on 25 May 2000
7 JulThursEid Al-Fitr (Ramadan)
15 AugMonAssumption of Mary
11 SeptSunEid Al-Adha - Date varies on Lunar cycle
2 OctSunHijri New Year - Islamic New Year
11 OctTueAshoura - 10th day of Muslim New Year
22 NovTueIndependence Day - Independence from France in 1943
12 DecMonBirthday of Prophet Muhammad
25 DecSunChristmas Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
6 JanSatArmenian Orthodox (Christmas Day)
9 FebFriSt Maroun Day (Considered the Father of the Maronite Church)
14 FebWedRafik Hariri Memorial Day
30 MarFriGood Friday (Western Church) - International Catholic holiday
1 AprSunEaster Sunday
4 AprWedFeast of the Annunciation (Marks the visit of the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary)
6 AprFriGood Friday (Eastern Church) - Movable
8 AprSunEaster Sunday (Eastern Church)
1 MayTueLabor Day
25 MayFriResistance and Liberation Day (Marks Israel's withdrawal from Lebanon on 25 May 2000)
15 JunFriEid Al-Fitr (Ramadan)
15 AugWedAssumption Day (Assumption of Mary)
22 AugWedEid Al-Adha (Date varies on Lunar cycle)
11 SeptTueHijri New Year (Islamic New Year)
20 SeptThursAshoura (10th day of Muslim New Year)
20 NovTueBirthday of Prophet Muhammad
22 NovThursIndependence Day (Independence from France in 1943)
25 DecTueChristmas Day

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