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Lebanon

Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 Lebanon public holidays. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
6 JanFriArmenian Orthodox Christmas
9 FebThuSt. Maroun's Day
14 FebTueRafik Hariri Memorial Day
25 MarSatAnnunciation Day
14 AprFriGood Friday
14 AprFriOrthodox Good Friday
16 AprSunEaster Sunday
16 AprSunOrthodox Easter Sunday
1 MayMonLabour Day
7 MaySunMartyr's Day
14 MaySunResistance and Liberation Day
26 JunMonEnd of Ramadan
15 AugTueAssumption of Virgin Mary
1 SepFriFeast of Sacrifice
21 SepThuIslamic New Year
30 SepSatAshura
22 NovWedIndependence Day
30 NovThuThe Prophet's Birthday
25 DecMonChristmas Day

Lebanon recognises two state holidays each year where workers are guaranteed time off from work. These holidays are guaranteed for every worker through the Department of Ministry and the Lebanese Labor Laws. These holidays include May 1 (Labor Day) and November 22 (Independence Day).

The government of Lebanon also reserves the right to declare additional non-working holidays throughout the year. These announcements are made on their government website and often through the Central Bank.

Lebanon also recognizes many secular and religious holidays throughout the year. Some of these holidays are later declared non-working days by the government, while others are just symbolically recognised.