The National Day of Lebanon is on the 22 November (Independence from France 1943). See the history of the independence from France as well as what the public holidays are today in Lebanon. See a very brief history on the liberation of the country from the French. (National Day of France)
National Day of Lebanon
Firstly the National Day of Lebanon is celebrated annually on the 2nd November. It is also known as Independence Day or Evacuation Day. The holiday commemorates the country’s independence from France. This was declared on the 22nd November 1943. Finally this has been many years after French mandate rule.
The declaration of independence was the result of a joint effort by Lebanese nationalists, politicians, and religious leaders who came together to demand the end of French colonial rule. The event marked the beginning of a new era of sovereignty for the Lebanese people. Those who had long sought independence and self-determination.
Firstly the National Day of Lebanon is a public holiday, and many people celebrate with parades, fireworks, and other festivities. The Lebanese flag is proudly displayed throughout the country, and people gather to remember the struggle for independence. Finally also to honor the sacrifices of those who fought for their freedom.
Public Holidays in Lebanon
Firstly Lebanon has several public holidays throughout the year, including:
- New Year’s Day – January 1
- Orthodox Armenian Christmas – January 6
- St. Maroun Day – February 9
- Ash Monday – 1st day of Lent according to the Eastern Orthodox calendar
- International Women’s Day – March 8
- Good Friday – Friday before Easter Sunday
- Easter Monday – Monday following Easter Sunday
- Labor Day – May 1
- Resistance and Liberation Day – May 25
- Eid Al-Fitr – end of Ramadan, based on the Islamic calendar
- Eid Al-Adha – Feast of Sacrifice, based on the Islamic calendar
- Assumption of Mary – August 15
- Islamic New Year – based on the Islamic calendar
- All Saints’ Day – November 1
- Independence Day – November 22
- Christmas Day – December 25
Finally these holidays are observed by the government and many businesses.