Top events in Lebanon

February
19

Beirut’s annual celebration of classical music and dance is a must-do for classical music aficionados. For an entire month, performance after...

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...

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.

2014

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2014
January
06
Armenian Orthodox Christmas
Start date:
6 January 2014
January
13
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
13 January 2014

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

February
09
St Maroun's Day
Start date:
9 February 2014
April
18
Good Friday
Start date:
18 April 2014
April
20
Orthodox Easter Sunday
Start date:
20 April 2014
April
20
Easter Sunday
Start date:
20 April 2014
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2014
May
06
Martyrs' Day
Start date:
6 May 2014
May
25
Resistance and Liberation Day
Start date:
25 May 2014
July
28
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
28 July 2014
August
15
Assumption
Start date:
15 August 2014
October
04
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
4 October 2014
October
25
Islamic New Year
Start date:
25 October 2014
November
03
Ashura
Start date:
3 November 2014
November
22
Independence Day
Start date:
22 November 2014
December
18
All Saints' Day
Start date:
18 December 2014
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2014

2015

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2015
January
03
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
3 January 2015

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

January
06
Armenian Orthodox Christmas
Start date:
6 January 2015
February
09
St Maroun's Day
Start date:
9 February 2015
April
03
Good Friday
Start date:
3 April 2015
April
05
Easter Sunday
Start date:
5 April 2015
April
12
Orthodox Easter Sunday
Start date:
12 April 2015
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2015
May
06
Martyrs' Day
Start date:
6 May 2015
May
25
Resistance and Liberation Day
Start date:
25 May 2015
July
18
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
18 July 2015
August
15
Assumption
Start date:
15 August 2015
September
23
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
23 September 2015
October
13
Islamic New Year
Start date:
13 October 2015
October
23
Ashura
Start date:
23 October 2015
November
01
All Saints' Day
Start date:
1 November 2015
November
22
Independence Day
Start date:
22 November 2015
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2015
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