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Lebanon bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2014, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers. The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use.

May ⇒ Dec. 2014

Holiday Name Observance*
Thu Labour Day
Sun Martyrs' Day
Sun Resistance and Liberation Day
* Sun South Liberation Day Bnk+Gov
Mon Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
* Tue Eid al Fitr Holiday Bnk+Gov
* Wed Eid al Fitr Holiday Banks
Fri Assumption Day
* Fri Bank Holiday Banks
Sat Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
* Sun Eid al Adha Holiday Bnk+Gov
* Mon Eid al Adha Holiday Government
* Mon Bank Holiday Banks
* Fri Bank Holiday Banks
Sat Hegira (Islamic New Year 1436 AH)
Tue Ashoura
Sat Independence Day
Thu Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates

01 Nov 2014 Lebanon 2014 Public Holidays Amended (Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) The Government of Lebanon has issued a revised list of 2014 non-working public holidays in Lebanon due to a change in the announced date of the Islamic Ashura 1436 non-working public holiday in Lebanon.  23 Oct 2014 Lebanon Hijri 1436 Bank Holiday October 25 (Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that the upcoming Hegire (Islamic New Year) bank holiday for all banks and financial institutions of Lebanon, including the Beirut Stock Exchange and the Central Bank of Lebanon, would be observed on Saturday, October 25, 2014.  03 Oct 2014 Lebanon Bank Holiday October 6 (Association des Banques du Liban-ABL) The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifica) bank holidays for all banks and financial institutions of Lebanon, including the Beirut Stock Exchange and the Central Bank of Lebanon, would be extended to include Monday, October 6, 2014, in addition to the previously-announced dates for the Eid al-Adha bank holidays in Lebanon.  28 Jul 2014 Lebanon Extends 2014 Fitr Bank Holidays (Association des Banques du Liban-ABL) The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) bank holidays for all banks and financial institutions of Lebanon, including the Beirut Stock Exchange and the Central Bank of Lebanon, would once again be extended by one day to run from Monday to Wednesday, July 28-30, 2014, inclusively.  23 May 2014 Lebanon Bank Holiday May 25 (Association des Banques du Liban-ABL) The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that Sunday, May 25, 2014, had 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 "South Liberation Day".  08 Apr 2014 Lebanon Bank Holiday April 11 (Association des Banques du Liban-ABL) The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that Friday, April 11, 2014, 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.  06 Apr 2014 Lebanon Bank Holiday April 21 (Association des Banques du Liban-ABL) The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that Monday, April 21, 2014, 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 Catholic and Orthodox Easter Monday.  11 Feb 2014 Lebanon Hariri Bank Holiday February 14 (Association des Banques du Liban-ABL) The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that Friday, February 14, 2014, had also 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).  10 Feb 2014 Lebanon Hariri Public Holiday February 14 (Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) The Government of Lebanon has declared Friday, February 14, 2014, as a non-working public holiday to, once more, commemorate the anniversary of the 2005 assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.  21 Dec 2013 Lebanon 2014 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 for the upcoming calendar year 2014.  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), ASI Hot Spots (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 2014 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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