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Lebanon : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

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  • Internet domain: .lb - Telephone code: +961 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +3 (DST: yes)
  • Weekend: Saturday afternoon & Sunday (in Druze, Shi'a and Sunni zones: Thursday & Friday)
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Friday January 6, 2023Optional holidayOrthodox
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    Monday January 9, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday February 9, 2023St Maron's DayCatholic (Maronite)
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Day of MourningSecular holiday
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    Tuesday February 21, 2023Al Bustan festival:Events, celebrations...
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    Thursday March 9, 2023Teachers' DaySchool holidays
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    Thursday March 9, 2023Teachers' DaySchool holidays
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    Tuesday March 21, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday March 25, 2023AnnunciationSecular holiday
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    Sunday March 26, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Monday March 27, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday April 5, 2023Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday April 9, 2023EasterCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 10, 2023Banks are closedBanks only
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    Friday April 14, 2023Orthodox Good FridayOrthodox
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    Saturday April 15, 2023Banks close at 14:00Banks only
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    Sunday April 16, 2023Orthodox EasterOrthodox
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    Monday April 17, 2023Orthodox Easter MondayOrthodox
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    Friday April 21, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Saturday April 22, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday April 24, 2023Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday May 6, 2023Martyrs'DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday May 7, 2023Resistance and Liberation DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday May 14, 2023South Lebanon Liberation DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday May 25, 2023Liberation DayBanks only
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    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Optional holiday

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    Friday January 6, 2023
    Orthodox : Armenian Christmas Armenian community only not a paid holiday

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Monday January 9, 2023
    School holidays : Https://www.mehe.gov.lb
    Ministry of Education
    https://www.ic.edu.lb - Lebanon International College
    number of teaching days: 171
    Education is compulsory from age 6 to age 14
    two-thirds of Lebanese students attend private schools
    all private schools require uniforms

    We carry confirmed dates till July 2023
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    St Maron's Day

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    Thursday February 9, 2023
    Catholic (Maronite) : Saint Maron was a fifth century monk who founded the Maronite spiritual movement. The Church that grew from this movement is the Maronite Church. St. Maroun was known for his missionary work, healing and miracles, and teachings of a monastic devotion to God. Wikipedia

    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Day of Mourning

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    Secular holiday : In tribute to the late President Hariri

    Al Bustan festival:

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    Tuesday February 21, 2023
    Culture : Www.albustanfestival.com lasts 3 weeks 2023 edition NOT confirmed

    Teachers' Day

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    Thursday March 9, 2023
    School holidays :

    Teachers' Day

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    Thursday March 9, 2023
    School holidays :

    Mothers' Day

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    Tuesday March 21, 2023
    cards/flowers : Ruz-e Madar in Arabic

    Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
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    Annunciation

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    Saturday March 25, 2023
    Secular holiday : From 2010 onwards Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday joint Muslim-Christian celebration

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday March 26, 2023
    Special Events :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday March 27, 2023
    School holidays :

    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday April 5, 2023
    School holidays :

    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

    Easter

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    Sunday April 9, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

    Banks are closed

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    Monday April 10, 2023
    Banks only :

    Orthodox Good Friday

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    Friday April 14, 2023
    Orthodox : The bright red colored egg is the symbol of Easter (or Pascha) The eggs are colored on Holy Thursday after the Divine Liturgy. The Easter bread is taken to church on Saturday evening when a special sequence of services takes place: Midnight Office... After the service the clergy blesses the breads and eggs brought by the people and they take them home. The eggs are cracked after the midnight service and during the next days. One egg is cracked on the wall of the church (and this is the first egg eaten The ritual of cracking the eggs takes place before the Easter lunch. Each person selects his/her egg. Then people take turns tapping their egg against the eggs of others, and the person who ends up with the last unbroken egg is believed to have a year of May only be observed by the local Orthodox community.

    Banks close at 14:00

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    Saturday April 15, 2023
    Banks only :

    Orthodox Easter

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    Sunday April 16, 2023
    Orthodox : Paid holiday

    Orthodox Easter Monday

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    Monday April 17, 2023
    Orthodox : The bright red colored egg is the symbol of Easter(or Pascha).The eggs are colored on Holy Thursday after the Divine Liturgy.The Easter breads are a worldwide Orthodox tradition as well.This bread is taken to church on Saturday evening when a special sequence of services takes place:Midnight Office,Rush Procession,Matins & Divine Liturgy.After the service,the clergy blesses the breads and eggs brought by the people and they take them home.The eggs are cracked after the midnight service and during the next days.One egg takes place before the Easter lunch.Each person who ends up with the last unbroken egg is believed to have a year of good luck.The traditional Orthodox Paschal greeting is: Christ is Risen! .The answer is: Indeed He is Risen . May only be observed by the local Orthodox community.

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Friday April 21, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : Ends the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. There were 30 days of strict fasting from sunup to sundown in honor of the first revelation to the Prophet Mohammed.

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
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    Easter holiday (end)

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    Monday April 24, 2023
    School holidays :

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Martyrs'Day

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    Saturday May 6, 2023
    Culture : Commemorates the Syrian and Lebanese nationalists executed in Damascus and Beirut on May 6, 1916 by Jamal Pasha, the Ottoman wāli. They were executed in both the Marjeh Square in Damascus and Burj Square in Beirut. Both squares have since then been renamed to Martyrs' Square. (Wikipedia) [Wikipedia]

    Resistance and Liberation Day

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    Sunday May 7, 2023
    Secular holiday : Paid holiday

    South Lebanon Liberation Day

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    Sunday May 14, 2023
    Secular holiday : From 2005 onwards Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Liberation Day

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    Thursday May 25, 2023
    Banks only : On May 25, 2000, the Israeli army withdrew from occupied territory in Southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation