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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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  • Weekend: Saturday afternoon & Sunday (in Druze, Shi'a and Sunni zones: Thursday & Friday)
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Friday may 3, 2024Orthodox Good FridayOrthodox
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    Saturday may 4, 2024Banks close at 14:00Banks only
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    Sunday may 5, 2024Martyrs'DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday may 5, 2024Orthodox EasterOrthodox
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    Monday may 6, 2024Orthodox Easter MondayOrthodox
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    Sunday may 12, 2024South Lebanon Liberation DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday may 25, 2024Liberation DayBanks only
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    Thursday may 30, 2024Summer holiday (beginning) - French schoolsSchool holidays
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday june 17, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Banks only
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    Tuesday june 18, 2024Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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    Friday june 21, 2024Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday june 26, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday july 7, 2024Beirut MarathonSports events
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    Sunday july 7, 2024El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Tuesday july 16, 2024AshuraMuslim, Sufi
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    Sunday august 4, 2024Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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    Sunday august 4, 2024Day of MourningSpecial Events
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    Thursday august 15, 2024AssumptionCatholic
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    Sunday september 1, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday september 15, 2024Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Tuesday september 17, 2024Summer holiday (end) - French schoolsSchool holidays
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    Friday october 11, 2024Fall holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday october 21, 2024Fall holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday october 25, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning) - French schoolsSchool holidays
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    Sunday october 27, 2024Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Monday november 4, 2024Mid-term holiday (end) - French schoolsSchool holidays
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    Friday november 22, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Labor Day/May Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    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 .

    Orthodox Good Friday

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    Friday may 3, 2024
    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 may 4, 2024
    Banks only :

    Martyrs'Day

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    Sunday may 5, 2024
    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]

    Orthodox Easter

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    Sunday may 5, 2024
    Orthodox : Paid holiday

    Orthodox Easter Monday

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    Monday may 6, 2024
    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.

    South Lebanon Liberation Day

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    Sunday may 12, 2024
    Secular holiday : From 2005 onwards Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Liberation Day

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    Saturday may 25, 2024
    Banks only : On May 25, 2000, the Israeli army withdrew from occupied territory in Southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation

    Summer holiday (beginning) - French schools

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    Thursday may 30, 2024
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    Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abrahams willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    Banks only :

    Civil Servants holiday

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    Tuesday june 18, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Fathers' Day

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    Friday june 21, 2024
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday june 26, 2024
    School holidays :

    Beirut Marathon

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    Sunday july 7, 2024
    Sports events : Www.beirutmarathon.org/ 2024 edition confirmed

    El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Sunday july 7, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Ashura

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    Tuesday july 16, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Civil Servants holiday

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    Sunday august 4, 2024
    Secular holiday : 2020 Beirut explosion commemoration

    Day of Mourning

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    Sunday august 4, 2024
    Special Events : In tribute of the Beirut blast victims. From 2021

    Assumption

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
    Catholic : Dogma defined by the Catholic Church on November 1, 1950, when Pope Pius XII declared that at the end of her life, Mary's body and soul were assumed into Heaven.

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Sunday september 1, 2024
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    Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Sunday september 15, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Birthday of the Prophet, Mohammed. For nine days there are Parties with fairs, feasting, and parades. Stories are told about how the mountains danced when Mohammed was born, and sang, There is no god but Allah. The trees answered, And Mohammed is his Prophet. Then 7,000 angels brought a golden vase filled with heavenly dew, and his mother bathed the new baby in it. Many stories like these are told to Arab children on the Prophet's Birthday, the happiest day in the Moslem year.

    Summer holiday (end) - French schools

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    Tuesday september 17, 2024
    School holidays :

    Fall holiday (beginning)

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    Friday october 11, 2024
    School holidays :

    Fall holiday (end)

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    Monday october 21, 2024
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (beginning) - French schools

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    Friday october 25, 2024
    School holidays :

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday october 27, 2024
    Special Events :

    Mid-term holiday (end) - French schools

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    Monday november 4, 2024
    School holidays :

    Independence Day

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    Friday november 22, 2024
    Secular holiday : Obtained from the French in 1943