Top events in Lebanon

February
21

A musical celebration that takes place over five weeks in February and March throughout various venues in Beirut. With an emphasis on Chamber...

April
08

The UK’s most famous literary festival decamps to the Lebanese capital every summer for three days of literary debate, author Q&As and group...

May
03

Like the Beirut Tango Festival, the Beirut Spring Festival’s pedigree only stretches back as far as 2009 but it’s no less good for that. Focused...

Lebanon Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last up to several days, depending on the region.

2017

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2017
January
06
Armenian Orthodox Christmas
Start date:
6 January 2017
February
09
St Maroun's Day
Start date:
9 February 2017
April
14
Good Friday
Start date:
14 April 2017
April
16
Easter Sunday
Start date:
16 April 2017
April
16
Orthodox Easter Sunday
Start date:
16 April 2017
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2017
May
06
Martyrs' Day
Start date:
6 May 2017
May
25
Resistance and Liberation Day
Start date:
25 May 2017
June
25
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
25 June 2017
August
15
Assumption
Start date:
15 August 2017
September
01
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
1 September 2017
September
22
Islamic New Year
Start date:
22 September 2017
September
30
Ashura
Start date:
30 September 2017
November
01
All Saint's Day
Start date:
1 November 2017
November
22
Independence Day
Start date:
22 November 2017
December
01
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
1 December 2017
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2017