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Public Holidays in Lebanon in 2024: Your Guide to National, Religious, & Bank Holidays

Lebanon, the jewel of the Levant, pulsates with life, history, and a passion for celebration. In 2024, a captivating calendar of public holidays awaits, inviting you to delve into the country's rich tapestry of cultures and traditions.


Aerial view of Beirut,Lebanon
Beirut


Whether you're a seasoned Lebanon Traveller or a curious first-timer, planning your trip around Public Holidays in Lebanon 2024 offers an enriching journey into the heart of its cultural heritage.


Public Holidays in Lebanon

Plan your Lebanese escape around public holidays in Lebanon in 2024. To help you with that, here are the official public holidays in Lebanon in 2024 including all the national holidays, religious holidays, bank holidays and Lebanon government holidays: 

National Holidays in Lebanon

Date

Day

Number Of Holiday Days

New Year's Day  

January 01

Monday

1

Orthodox Christmas Day

January 06

Saturday

1

Saint Maroun Day  

February 09

Friday

1

Annunciation Day

March 25

Monday

1

Good Friday (Western Churches)

March 29 

Friday

1

Easter (Western Churches)

March 31 (Tentative Date)

Sunday

1

April 10 (Tentative Date)

Wednesday 

2

Labor Day

May 01

Wednesday 

1

Good Friday (Eastern Church)

May 03

Friday

1

Easter (Eastern Church)

May 05 (Tentative Date)

Sunday

1

South Liberation Day

May 25 

Saturday

1

Eid Al-Adha

June 16 (Tentative Date)

Sunday

3

Hijri New Year

July 07 (Tentative Date)

Sunday

1

Ashoura

July 16 (Tentative Date)

Tuesday

1

Beirut Port Explosion Memorial Day

August 04

Sunday

1

Assumption of Virgin Mary

August 15

Thursday

1

Prophet Mohammad's Birthday

September 27 (Tentative Date)

Friday

1

Independence Day

November 22

Friday

1

Christmas Day

December 25

Wednesday

1

Please note all above mentioned public holidays are official bank holidays in Lebanon.


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Saint Maroun Day

Saint Maroun Day is a major religious holiday celebrated all over Lebanon on February 9th. Saint Maroun Day is a special day for Lebanese people, as they celebrate the founder of the Maronite Church “Saint Maroun”.

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Note, That Saint Maroun Day is a national holiday in Lebanon; Therefore, schools, businesses and government offices will be closed. 


Annunciation Day

Annunciation Day, also known as "Our Lady of the Annunciation," is a major religious holiday that is celebrated annually on March 25th. Annunciation Day is a national holiday that first started in Lebanon in 2007. It celebrates the announcement by the angel Gabriel to Mary that she would conceive. 


Please be aware that Annunciation Day is a national holiday in Lebanon; as such, schools, businesses, and government offices will be officially closed.


Good Friday

In Lebanon, Good Friday, observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday, is a major religious holiday. The Western church, including the Catholic church, and the Eastern church, notably the Maronite church, celebrate Easter and Good Friday on different dates. These dates vary annually, based on the lunar calendar. Typically, the Western church's celebrations fall in late March or early April, while the Eastern church's celebrations usually occur in late April or early May


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South Liberation Day

The South Liberation Day, or the  'Resistance and Liberation Day' is a national holiday that is celebrated in Lebanon annually on May 25th. This day commemorates the end of the Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon in 2000.


Note: South Liberation Day is a national holiday, therefore, schools, businesses and government offices will be closed.


Beirut Port Explosion Memorial Day

The Beirut Port Explosion Memorial Day is the anniversary of the tragic explosion that shook Beirut on August 4th, 2020. This day serves as a moment to remember the victims and their families, along with the countless individuals still impacted by the trauma and devastation.


Lebanon Independence Day

The Independence Day of Lebanon is celebrated annually on November 22nd; it's a national holiday that marks a pivotal moment in Lebanese history. It commemorates the end of the French occupation and the declaration of Lebanese independence in 1943.


It’s important to note that the Independence Day of Lebanon is a national holiday, hence, government offices, schools, and businesses are closed.



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Fireworks display

FAQs about Public Holidays in Lebanon


Q. How many public holidays are there in Lebanon in 2024?

A. In Lebanon, there are 19 public holidays that amount to a total of 22 days off. Among these, 9 are government holidays during which all government offices remain closed.


Q. Are there any long weekends in Lebanon in 2024?

A. Yes, there is a total of 7 long weekends in Lebanon in 2024:

  • New Year's Day  

  • Saint Maroun Day

  • Annunciation Day

  • Good Friday (Western Churches)

  • Good Friday (Eastern Church)

  • Eid Al-Adha

  • Prophet Mohammad's Birthday

  • Independence Day of Lebanon

So, why not plan your long weekend with Almosafer and book the best flights to Lebanon and the best hotels in Lebanon?


Q. What is the working week in Lebanon?

A. The working week in Lebanon is From Monday to Friday, with the weekend being on Sunday and Monday.


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