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A preview of the Lebanon bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2019, 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 Public Holidays in 2019 Observance*
Jan.    Tue New Year's Day
        Sun Epiphany / Armenian Christmas
Feb.    Sat Saint Maroun's Day
        Thu Rafik Hariri Memorial Day (tentative)
Mar.    Mon Feast of the Annunciation
Apr.    Fri Good Friday
        Sun Easter
        Fri Orthodox Good Friday
        Sun Orthodox Easter
May     Wed Labour Day
        Sun Martyrs' Day
        Sun Resistance and Liberation Day
        Sat South Liberation Day Bnk+Gov
June    Tue Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
        Wed Eid al Fitr Holiday Bnk+Gov
Aug.    Sun Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
        Mon Eid al Adha Holiday Bnk+Gov
        Tue Eid al Adha Holiday Government
        Thu Assumption Day
        Sat Hegira (Islamic New Year 1441 AH)
Sep.    Mon Ashoura
Nov.    Sat The Prophet's Birthday
        Fri Independence Day
Dec.    Wed Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

21 Apr 2017 Lebanon Public Holiday May 1 (Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) The Prime Minister of the Government of Lebanon, Saad Hariri, has issued administrative memos announcing a public holiday for all Lebanese public institutions and administrations on Monday, May 1st, 2017, on the occasion of the upcoming fête du travail annual public holiday of Lebanon.  15 Apr 2017 Lebanon 2017 Bank Holidays Amended Further (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).  08 Apr 2017 Lebanon 2017 Bank Holidays Amended (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).  01 Apr 2017 Lebanon Public Holidays April 14, 15 and 17 (Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) The Prime Minister of the Government of Lebanon, Saad Hariri, has issued administrative memos announcing public holidays for all Lebanese public institutions and administrations on the 14th, 15th and 17th of April, 2017, on the occasion of the upcoming Good Friday and Easter annual public holidays of Lebanon.  02 Feb 2017 Lebanon Hariri Bank Holiday February 14 (Association des Banques du Liban-ABL) The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 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).  22 Jan 2017 Lebanon 2017 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 2017.  08 Dec 2016 Lebanon 2017 Bank Holidays Announced (Banque du Liban-Beirut) The Banque du Liban (Lebanon's Central Bank) has announced its annual list of Lebanese non-working bank holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2017.  03 Oct 2016 Lebanon 2016 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 Wednesday, October 12, 2016, as the date of the annual non-working public holiday in Lebanon, to mark Achoura in 2016, a day later than the previously-announced date of the Achoura public holiday of Lebanon for the calendar year 2016.  09 Sep 2016 Lebanon 2016 Bank Holidays Amended Yet 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 another amended version of the annual list of Lebanese non-working bank holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2016, by moving the dates of the upcoming Eid al Adha annual non-working bank holiday in Lebanon in 2016 to a day later.  05 Jul 2016 Lebanon 2016 Bank Holidays Amended Once 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 another amended version of the annual list of Lebanese non-working bank holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2016, by moving the dates of the upcoming Eid al Fitr annual non-working bank holiday in Lebanon in 2016 to a day later.  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 2019 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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