Lebanon Bank Holidays 2018


 
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Lebanon bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2018, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Lebanon Bank Holidays in 2018 Observance*
Jan.    Mon New Year's Day
        Sat Epiphany / Armenian Christmas
Feb.    Fri Saint Maroun's Day
        Wed Rafik Hariri Memorial Day
Mar.    Sat Feast of the Annunciation
        Fri Good Friday
Apr.    Sun Easter
        Mon Easter Monday Banks
        Fri Orthodox Good Friday
        Sun Orthodox Easter
        Mon Orthodox Easter Monday Banks
May     Tue Labour Day
        Fri Public Holiday (Parliamentary Elections)
        Sat Public Holiday (Parliamentary Elections)
        Sun Martyrs' Day
        Sun Public Holiday (Parliamentary Elections)
        Mon Public Holiday (Parliamentary Elections)
        Sun Resistance and Liberation Day
        Fri South Liberation Day Government
June 15 Fri Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
     16 Sat Eid al Fitr Holiday Bnk+Gov
Aug. 15 Wed Assumption Day
     21 Tue Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
     22 Wed Eid al Adha Holiday Bnk+Gov
     23 Thu Eid al Adha Holiday Government
Sep. 11 Tue Hegira (Islamic New Year 1440 AH)
     20 Thu Ashoura
Nov. 20 Tue The Prophet's Birthday
     22 Thu Independence Day
Dec. 25 Tue Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

28 Apr 2018 Lebanon Public Holidays May 4-7 (Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) The Government of Lebanon has declared the period from May 4, to May 7, 2018, inclusively, as non-working public holidays in Lebanon, on account of the upcoming elections.  27 Mar 2018 Lebanon April 2018 Bank Holidays Amended (Banque du Liban-Beirut) The Association of Banks in Lebanon in conjunction with the Banque du Liban (Lebanon's Central Bank), has issued yet an amended version of the annual list of Lebanese non-working bank holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2018, by declaring non-working bank holidays in Lebanon in 2018 for both Orthodox and Catholic Easter Mondays.  25 Mar 2018 Lebanon 2018 Public Holidays Amended (Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) The Prime Minister of the Government of Lebanon has declared April 6 and 9, 2018, the date of the upcoming Orthodox Good Friday and Orthodox Easter, as non-working public holidays in Lebanon.  04 Mar 2018 Lebanon 2018 Bank Holidays Amended Again (Banque du Liban-Beirut) The Association of Banks in Lebanon in conjunction with the Banque du Liban (Lebanon's Central Bank), has issued yet an amended version of the annual list of Lebanese non-working bank holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2018, by moving the non-working bank holiday in Lebanon in 2018 for the Annunciation, to Saturday, March 24.  08 Feb 2018 Lebanon Hariri Bank Holiday February 14 (Association des Banques du Liban-ABL) The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that Wednesday, February 14, 2018, had once again been declared a bank holiday for all banks and financial institutions of Lebanon, including the Beirut Stock Exchange and the Central Bank of Lebanon, to commemorate the anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri (Commémoration de l'assasinat du PM Rafic Hariri).  11 Jan 2018 Lebanon 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) The Government of Lebanon has announced its annual list of official Lebanese non-working public holidays in Lebanon for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  08 Dec 2017 Lebanon 2018 Bank Holidays Announced (Banque du Liban-Beirut) The Association of Banks in Lebanon (ABL) has announced its annual list of non-working bank holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2018.  29 Sep 2017 Lebanon 2017 Achoura Public Holidays Amended (Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) Following an earlier announcement by Dar Al-Fatwa, the Prime Minister of the Government of Lebanon has declared Sunday, October 1, 2017, as the date of the annual non-working public holiday in Lebanon, to mark Achoura in 2017, a day later than the previously-announced date of the Achoura public holiday of Lebanon for the calendar year 2017.  06 Sep 2017 Lebanon 2017 Bank Holidays Amended Again (Banque du Liban-Beirut) The Association of Banks in Lebanon has issued an amended version of the annual list of Lebanese non-working bank holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2017, as released late last year by the Banque du Liban (Lebanon's Central Bank), by declaring a one-off bank holiday on Friday, September 8, 2017, for a day of national mourning.  25 Jun 2017 Lebanon 2017 Bank Holidays Amended Again (Banque du Liban-Beirut) The Association of Banks in Lebanon has issued further amended version of the annual list of Lebanese non-working bank holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2017, as released late last year by the Banque du Liban (Lebanon's Central Bank).  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Lebanon public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Lebanon are regulated by the Lebanese Labour Code (Loi du 23 septembre 1946 portant Code du Travail, dans sa teneur modifiée), as amended by the Loi du 30 avril 1959 sur la Fête du travail (which made May 1st a public holiday) and the Loi du 21 novembre 1963 portant obligation de chômer dans tous les établissements commerciaux et industriels à l'anniversaire de l'indépendance (which made Independence Day a full national public holiday).  Weekends: • The Christian communities and most Muslim areas observe Saturday and Sunday weekends. • Some Sunni, most Druze and almost all the Shi'a communities observe Thursday and Friday weekends. • Government offices close on Saturday afternoon and Sunday all day. • Banks are closed on Sundays • Shops are often open 7 days a week .  The new Lebanese law relating to public holidays was signed by the President of Lebanon and gazetted on 6th October 2005. In September 2005, the Government approved a draft decree that aimed at reducing the number of public holidays celebrated in Lebanon.  Lebanon International Codes LB and LBN (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .lb (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Lebanon information and news: Central Bank of Lebanon (Lebanon central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Lebanon maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Lebanon), and Wikipedia (includes Lebanon commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Lebanon, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions. Aft=Afternoon, Arm=Armenian, Bah=Bahai, Bnk=Banks and most financial institutions, Bud=Buddhist, Cat=Catholic, Chr=Christian, Cop=Coptic, Eve=Evening, Gov=Government services and civil servants, Hin=Hindu, Jew=Jewish, Lin=Linguistic or ethnic groups, Mor=Morning, Mun=Municipal, Mus=Muslim, Orth=Orthodox, Othr=Miscellaneous partial observances (usually described in the Additional Information section of this page), Prt=Protestant, Reg=Regional, Rel=Other Religion, Sch=Schools and universities, Sik=Sikh.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Lebanon that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Lebanon were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42°N, longitude, 39.82°E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2018 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Lebanon, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Lebanon, before planning any trip to Lebanon. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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