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Christmas
Lebanon

Christmas 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Lebanon

Christmas in Lebanon is celebrated with a public holiday every 25 December, as it is in a majority of countries around the world. This Christian festivity commemorates the birth of Jesus, and is part of a 22-28 day season in the Christian calendar known as Advent.

YearDateDayHoliday
202125 DecSatChristmas Day
202225 DecSunChristmas Day
202325 DecMonChristmas Day
202425 DecWedChristmas Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Though located in the Middle East where most people are Muslim, Lebanon has a very old Maronite Catholic Christian population. It makes up about a third of the population of the country. Thus, Christmas is a public holiday here and much celebrated by many.

Some of the old Christmas traditions still carried on in Lebanon include building a nativity crib in one’s home and making it a focal point of family prayer, attending midnight mass on Christmas Eve, and meeting with relative and friends to enjoy super-strong coffee and sugar-coated almonds together.

In Beirut, there are many resorts and many modern, Western Christmas traditions that are kept. You will see elaborate poinsettia displays, light displays, public Christmas trees, and appearances of Santa Claus.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202025 DecFriChristmas Day
201925 DecWedChristmas Day
201825 DecTueChristmas Day
201725 DecMonChristmas Day