Top events in Lebanon

February
16

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.

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
January
06
Armenian Orthodox Christmas
Start date:
6 January 2016
February
09
St Maroun's Day
Start date:
9 February 2016
March
25
Good Friday
Start date:
25 March 2016
March
27
Easter Sunday
Start date:
27 March 2016
May
01
Orthodox Easter Sunday
Start date:
1 May 2016
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2016
May
06
Martyrs' Day
Start date:
6 May 2016
May
25
Resistance and Liberation Day
Start date:
25 May 2016
July
07
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
7 July 2016
August
15
Assumption
Start date:
15 August 2016
September
13
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
13 September 2016
October
03
Islamic New Year
Start date:
3 October 2016
October
12
Ashura
Start date:
12 October 2016
November
01
All Saint's Day
Start date:
1 November 2016
November
22
Independence Day
Start date:
22 November 2016
December
12
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
12 December 2016

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2016
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