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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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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Thursday January 6, 2022Optional holidayOrthodox
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Monday January 10, 2022Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday January 23, 2022Teachers strikeSchool holidays
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Wednesday February 9, 2022St Maron's DayCatholic (Maronite)
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Friday February 11, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Monday February 14, 2022Day of MourningSecular holiday
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Friday February 18, 2022Al Bustan festival:Events, celebrations...
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Monday February 21, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Wednesday March 9, 2022Teachers' DaySchool holidays
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Wednesday March 9, 2022Teachers' DaySchool holidays
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Monday March 21, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Friday March 25, 2022AnnunciationSecular holiday
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Sunday March 27, 2022Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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Sunday March 27, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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Sunday April 3, 2022Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Thursday April 14, 2022Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday April 17, 2022EasterCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 18, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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Friday April 22, 2022Orthodox Good FridayOrthodox
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Sunday April 24, 2022Orthodox EasterOrthodox
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Monday April 25, 2022Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday April 25, 2022Orthodox Easter MondayOrthodox
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Sunday May 1, 2022South Lebanon Liberation DaySecular holiday
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Wednesday May 4, 2022Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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Friday May 6, 2022Martyrs'DayEvents, celebrations...
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Sunday May 8, 2022Resistance and Liberation DaySecular holiday
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Sunday May 15, 2022Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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Wednesday May 25, 2022Liberation DayBanks only
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Friday June 10, 2022Summer holiday (beginning) - upper schoolSchool holidays
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Tuesday June 21, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Sunday July 10, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday July 11, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Banks only
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Saturday July 30, 2022El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
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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Thursday January 6, 2022
Orthodox : Armenian Christmas Armenian community only not a paid holiday

Christmas holiday (end)

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Monday January 10, 2022
School holidays : Https://www.mehe.gov.lb
Ministry of Education 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

Dates confirmed till July 2022
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Teachers strike

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Sunday January 23, 2022
School holidays :

St Maron's Day

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Wednesday February 9, 2022
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

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday February 11, 2022
School holidays :

Valentine's Day

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Monday February 14, 2022
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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Monday February 14, 2022
Secular holiday : In tribute to the late President Hariri

Al Bustan festival:

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Friday February 18, 2022
Culture : Www.albustanfestival.com lasts 3 weeks 2022 edition confirmed

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday February 21, 2022
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Teachers' Day

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Wednesday March 9, 2022
School holidays :

Teachers' Day

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Wednesday March 9, 2022
School holidays :

Mothers' Day

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Monday March 21, 2022
cards/flowers : Ruz-e Madar in Arabic

Annunciation

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Friday March 25, 2022
Secular holiday : From 2010 onwards Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday joint Muslim-Christian celebration

Parliamentary election

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Sunday March 27, 2022
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Daylight Saving Time

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Sunday March 27, 2022
Special Events :

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

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Sunday April 3, 2022
cards/flowers :

Easter holiday (beginning)

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Thursday April 14, 2022
School holidays :

Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
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 17, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

Banks are closed

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Monday April 18, 2022
Banks only :

Orthodox Good Friday

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Friday April 22, 2022
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.

Orthodox Easter

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Sunday April 24, 2022
Orthodox : Paid holiday

Easter holiday (end)

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Monday April 25, 2022
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Orthodox Easter Monday

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Monday April 25, 2022
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 1, 2022
Secular holiday : From 2005 onwards Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Labor Day/May Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
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 .

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

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Monday May 2, 2022
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
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.

Civil Servants holiday

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Wednesday May 4, 2022
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Martyrs'Day

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Friday May 6, 2022
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 8, 2022
Secular holiday : Paid holiday

Parliamentary election

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Sunday May 15, 2022
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Liberation Day

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Wednesday May 25, 2022
Banks only : On May 25, 2000, the Israeli army withdrew from occupied territory in Southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation

Summer holiday (beginning) - upper school

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Friday June 10, 2022
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Fathers' Day

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Tuesday June 21, 2022
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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 July 10, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia. Paid holiday when falling on Friday or Saturday

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

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Monday July 11, 2022
Banks only :

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

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Saturday July 30, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :