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Lebanon Public Holidays News and Updates

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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Lebanon public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of August 2019, and covering calendar year 2019 Lebanon public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Lebanon public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Aug
  • 26
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  • Lebanon 2019 Hijri New Year 1441 Bank Holidays

    Banque du Liban (Beirut) - The Association of Banks in Lebanon (ABL) has issued another amended version of its previously-announced, and already amended, list of non-working bank holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2019, with modified dates for the 2019 Hijri New Year (Islamic New Year) bank holidays dates in Lebanon.
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  • May
  • 31
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  • Lebanon 2019 Bank Holidays Amended

    Banque du Liban (Beirut) - The Association of Banks in Lebanon (ABL) has issued an amended version of its previously-announced list of non-working bank holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2019, with modified dates for the 2019 End of Ramadan bank holidays dates in Lebanon.
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  • May
  • 13
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  • Lebanon Bank Holiday May 16

    Banque du Liban (Beirut) - The Association of Banks in Lebanon in conjunction with the Banque du Liban (Lebanon's Central Bank), has issued an amended version of the annual list of Lebanese non-working bank holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2019, by declaring an additional non-working bank holiday in Lebanon on Thursday, May 16, 2019.
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  • Apr
  • 5
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  • Lebanon 2019 Public Holidays Amended

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - The Prime Minister of the Government of Lebanon has declared April 19, 22, 26 and 29, 2019, the date of the upcoming Good Fridays and Easters, as non-working public holidays in Lebanon.
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  • Feb
  • 9
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  • Lebanon 2019 Bank Holidays Completed

    Banque du Liban (Beirut) - The Association of Banks in Lebanon (ABL) has issued an expanded version of its previously-announced list of non-working bank holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2019.
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  • Jan
  • 14
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  • Lebanon 2019 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.
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  • Jan
  • 1
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  • Lebanon 2019 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 2019.
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2018

  • Aug
  • 20
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  • Lebanon August 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 an additional non-working bank holiday in Lebanon on Thursday, August 23, 2018.
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  • Apr
  • 28
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  • 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.
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  • Mar
  • 27
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  • 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.
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  • Mar
  • 27
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  • 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.
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  • Mar
  • 25
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  • 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.
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  • Mar
  • 4
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  • 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.
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  • Feb
  • 8
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  • 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).
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  • Jan
  • 11
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  • 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.
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2017

  • Dec
  • 8
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  • 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.
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  • Sep
  • 29
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  • 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.
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  • Sep
  • 6
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  • 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.
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  • Jun
  • 25
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  • 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).
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  • Apr
  • 21
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  • 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.
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  • Apr
  • 15
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  • 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).
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  • Apr
  • 8
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  • 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).
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  • Apr
  • 1
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  • 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.
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  • Feb
  • 2
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  • 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).
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  • Jan
  • 22
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  • 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.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 8
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  • 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.
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  • Oct
  • 3
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  • 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.
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  • Sep
  • 9
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  • 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.
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  • Jul
  • 5
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  • 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.
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  • Mar
  • 24
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  • Lebanon April 4 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - The Government of Lebanon, reacting to the recent declaration of Monday, April 4, 2016, as a compensatory non-working bank holiday in Lebanon in 2016 to compensate the fact that the Annunciation non-working public holiday of Lebanon falls on the date of another non-working public holiday of Lebanon in 2016, namely Western Good Friday, has re-issued an unchanged list of official Lebanese non-working public holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2016.
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  • Mar
  • 21
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  • Lebanon 2016 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 another amended version of the annual list of Lebanese non-working bank holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2016, by declaring a compensatory non-working bank holiday in Lebanon in 2016 to compensate the fact that the Annunciation non-working public holiday of Lebanon falls on the date of another non-working public holiday of Lebanon in 2016, namely Western Good Friday.
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  • Feb
  • 27
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  • Lebanon 2016 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 2016, as released last month by the Banque du Liban (Lebanon's Central Bank).
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  • Jan
  • 7
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  • Lebanon 2016 Bank Holidays Announced

    Banque du Liban (Beirut) - The Banque du Liban (Lebanon's Central Bank) has, in turn, announced its annual list of Lebanese non-working bank holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2016.
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2015

  • Dec
  • 20
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  • Lebanon Bank Holiday December 23

    Association des Banques du Liban (ABL) - The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that it had also decided that the upcoming second annual bank holiday in Lebanon, to mark Prophet Mohammad's Birthday in Lebanon in 2015, would be observed on Wednesday, December 23, 2015, instead of the previously-announced date of Thursday, December 24, 2015.
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  • Dec
  • 12
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  • Lebanon Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday December 23

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - This morning, following an earlier announcement by Dar Al-Fatwa, the Prime Minister of the Government of Lebanon, Tammam Salam, has declared Wednesday, December 23, 2015, as the date of the second annual non-working public holiday in Lebanon, to mark Prophet Mohammad's Birthday in Lebanon in 2015.
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  • Nov
  • 29
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  • Lebanon 2016 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 2016.
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  • Nov
  • 12
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  • Lebanon Bank Holiday November 23

    Association des Banques du Liban (ABL) - The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that it had also decided that the annual, Independence Day, bank holiday in Lebanon, would be observed on Monday, November 23, 2015, instead of the previously-announced date of Sunday, November 22, 2015.
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  • Nov
  • 11
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  • Lebanon Public Holiday November 23

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - The Prime Minister of Lebanon, Tammam Salam, has issued a communiqué declaring Monday, November 23, 2015, as a non-working public holiday in Lebanon on the occasion of Independence Day annual, November 22, non-working public holiday in Lebanon.
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  • Oct
  • 20
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  • Lebanon Ashura Bank Holiday October 24

    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, had been modified and would now be observed on Saturday, October 24, 2015.
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  • Oct
  • 16
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  • Lebanon Ashura Public Holiday October 24

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - The Government of Lebanon has announced that it had changed the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in Lebanon for Ashura, which would now be observed on Saturday, October 24, 2015.
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  • Oct
  • 12
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  • Lebanon Hijri 1437 Public Holiday Wednesday

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - The Government of Lebanon has announced that upcoming annual non-working public holiday in Lebanon for the Hijri 1437 (Islamic New Year), would be observed on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, as had been previously announced, late last year.
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  • Sep
  • 17
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  • Lebanon 2015 Eid al-Adha Bank Holiday

    Association des Banques du Liban (ABL) - The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that it had also decided to change the date of the upcoming annual Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) bank holiday in Lebanon, would be observed on Thursday, September 24, 2015, instead of the previously-announced date of Wednesday, September 23, 2015.
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  • Sep
  • 16
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  • Lebanon 2015 Eid al-Adha Public Holiday

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - The Government of Lebanon has announced that upcoming annual non-working public holiday for the Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) in Lebanon, would be observed on Thursday, September 24, 2015, instead of the previously-announced date of Wednesday, September 23, 2015.
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  • May
  • 12
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  • Lebanon Public Holiday May 25

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - The Prime Minister of Lebanon, Tammam Salam, has issued a communiqué declaring Monday, May 25, 2015, as a non-working public holiday in Lebanon on the occasion of "Liberation Day".
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  • Feb
  • 8
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  • Lebanon Hariri Bank Holiday February 14

    Association des Banques du Liban (ABL) - The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that Saturday, February 14, 2015, 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).
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  • Feb
  • 3
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  • Lebanon Public Holiday February 9

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - The Prime Minister of the Government of Lebanon, Tammam Salam, has declared Monday, February 9, 2015, as the date of the annual non-working public holiday to mark Saint Maron.
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2014

  • Dec
  • 29
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  • Lebanon 2015 Prophet's Birthday Bank Holiday

    Association des Banques du Liban (ABL) - The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that Saturday, January 3, 2015, 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 upcoming Prophet Mohammad's Birthday annual non-working public holiday in Lebanon.
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  • Dec
  • 26
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  • Lebanon 2015 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - The Prime Minister of the Government of Lebanon, Tammam Salam, has declared Saturday, January 3, 2015, as the date of the annual non-working public holiday to mark the Prophet Mohammad's Birthday in Lebanon.
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  • Nov
  • 30
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  • Lebanon 2015 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 2015.
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  • Nov
  • 1
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  • 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.
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  • Oct
  • 23
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  • 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.
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  • Oct
  • 3
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  • 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.
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  • Jul
  • 28
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  • 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.
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  • May
  • 23
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  • 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".
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  • Apr
  • 8
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  • 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.
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  • Apr
  • 6
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  • 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.
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  • Feb
  • 11
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  • 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).
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  • Feb
  • 10
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  • 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.
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2013

  • Dec
  • 21
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  • 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.
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  • Nov
  • 1
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  • Lebanon 2013 Bank Holidays Amended

    Association des Banques du Liban (ABL) - The Association of Banks in Lebanon has once again issued a revised list of 2014 bank holidays in Lebanon due to a change in the announced date of the Islamic New Year 1435 bank holiday in Lebanon.
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  • Oct
  • 31
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  • Lebanon Hijri 1435 Public Holiday November 4

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - Lebanon's Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani has announced that the upcoming Hijri New Year 1435 would be on Monday, November 4, 2013, in Lebanon.
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  • Oct
  • 10
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  • Lebanon Bank Holiday October 17

    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 Thursday, October 17, 2013, in addition to the previously-announced dates for the Eid al-Adha bank holidays in Lebanon.
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  • Sep
  • 3
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  • Lebanon Bank Holiday September 4

    Association des Banques du Liban (ABL) - The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that Wednesday, September 4, 2013, had been declared a one-off bank holiday for all banks and financial institutions of Lebanon, including the Beirut Stock Exchange and the Central Bank of Lebanon, on account of that day's planned strike actions ("Grève des Instances Economiques").
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  • Aug
  • 7
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  • Lebanon Bank Holidays August 8-10

    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 run from Thursday to Saturday, August 8-10, inclusively.
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  • May
  • 23
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  • Lebanon Bank Holiday May 25

    Association des Banques du Liban (ABL) - The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that Saturday, May 25, 2013, 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".
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  • Apr
  • 30
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  • Lebanon Bank Holiday May 6

    Association des Banques du Liban (ABL) - The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that Monday, May 6, 2013, 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 Orthodox Easter Monday.
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  • Apr
  • 26
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  • Lebanon Public Holiday May 6

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - The caretaker Prime Minister of Lebanon, Najib Mikati, has announced that the upcoming Orthodox Easter Sunday non-working public holiday, would be observed on Monday, May 6, 2013.
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  • Mar
  • 22
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  • Lebanon Public Holiday April 1st

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - The Government of Lebanon has announced that the upcoming Western Easter Sunday non-working public holiday, would be observed on Monday, April 1, 2013.
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  • Mar
  • 2
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  • Lebanon Moves Teachers Day Holiday

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - The Government of Lebanon has announced that the upcoming Teachers' Day holiday, annually observed on March 9, would be observed on Friday, March 8, 2013, as March 9 falls on a Saturday this year.
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  • Feb
  • 17
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  • Lebanon Call For September 1st Public Holiday

    The Daily Star (Beirut) - Following last week's declaration of Thursday, February 14, 2013, as a non-working public holiday to, once more, commemorate the anniversary of the 2005 assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, Baabda MP Alain Aoun has proposed that September 1st be made into an annual non-working public holiday in Lebanon to commemorate all assassinated political leaders in the country.
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  • Feb
  • 9
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  • Lebanon Hariri Bank Holiday February 14

    Association des Banques du Liban (ABL) - The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that Thursday, February 14, 2013, 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).
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  • Feb
  • 8
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  • Lebanon Hariri Public Holiday February 14

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - The Government of Lebanon, through a statement by Prime Minister Najib Mikati, has declared Thursday, February 14, 2013, as a non-working public holiday to, once more, commemorate the anniversary of the 2005 assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
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  • Feb
  • 2
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  • Lebanon Public Holiday February 9

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - The Prime Minister of Lebanon, Najib Mikati, has issued an administrative memorandum declaring Saturday, February 9, 2013, as a non-working public holiday in Lebanon.
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2012

  • Nov
  • 30
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  • Lebanon 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - The Government of Lebanon has announced the list of official Lebanese non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2013.
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  • Nov
  • 12
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  • Lebanon 2012 Bank Holidays Amended

    Association des Banques du Liban (ABL) - The Association of Banks in Lebanon has issued a revised list of 2012 bank holidays in Lebanon.
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  • Nov
  • 10
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  • Lebanon Public Holidays November 15 and 22

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - The Prime Minister of Lebanon, Najib Mikati, has issued an administrative memorandum declaring Thursday, November 15, 2012, and Thursday, November 22, 2012, as non-working public holidays in Lebanon.
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  • Sep
  • 10
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  • Lebanon Papal Bank Holiday September 15

    Association des Banques du Liban (ABL) - The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that Saturday, September 15, 2012, would also be a one-off bank holiday in Lebanon on the occasion of the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Lebanon (Visite de Sa Sainteté le Pape Benoît XVI au Liban).
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  • Sep
  • 8
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  • Lebanon Papal Public Holiday September 15

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - The Prime Minister of Lebanon, Najib Mikati, has issued a decree declaring Saturday, September 15, 2012, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Lebanon on the occasion of the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Lebanon.
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  • Aug
  • 19
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  • Lebanon August 21 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - The Lebanese cabinet's Secretary General, Suhail Bouji, has announced that the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays would not extend to a 3rd day (Tuesday August 21, 2012 will be a regular working day for all employees).
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  • Aug
  • 5
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  • Lebanon Public Holiday August 15

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - The Prime Minister of Lebanon, Najib Mikati, has issued a decree declaring Wednesday, August 15, 2012, as a non-working public holiday in Lebanon on the occasion of "Fête de l'Assomption".
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  • May
  • 16
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  • Lebanese Call For April 26 Public Holiday

    The Daily Star (Beirut) - Following yesterday's declaration of May 25 as a non-working public holiday in Lebanon, Phalange Party MPs have presented a draft law which would declare April 26, the anniversary date of the Syrian withdrawal from Lebanon, into an annual non-working public holiday.
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  • May
  • 15
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  • Lebanon Public Holiday May 25

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - The Prime Minister of Lebanon, Najib Mikati, has issued a decree declaring Friday, May 25, 2012, as a non-working public holiday in Lebanon on the occasion of "Resistance and Liberation Day".
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  • Apr
  • 24
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  • Lebanon Public Holiday May 1st

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - The Prime Minister of Lebanon, Najib Mikati, has declared Tuesday, May 1st, 2012, as a non-working public holiday in Lebanon.
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  • Apr
  • 2
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  • Lebanon Bank Holidays April 9 and 16

    Association des Banques du Liban (ABL) - The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that Monday, April 9, 2012, and Monday, April 16, 2012, had been declared a bank holiday for all banks in Lebanon, to commemorate both upcoming Easter Mondays.
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  • Feb
  • 10
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  • Lebanon Bank Holiday February 14

    Association des Banques du Liban (ABL) - The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 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).
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  • Feb
  • 8
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  • Lebanon Public Holiday February 14

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - The Government of Lebanon, through a statement by Prime Minister Najib Mikati, has declared Tuesday, February 14, 2012, as a non-working public holiday for both the private and public sectors to commemorate the anniversary of the 2005 assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
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  • Jan
  • 26
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  • Lebanon Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday Confirmed

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - The Government of Lebanon has confirmed that the date of the upcoming Prophet's Birthday public holiday in Lebanon would be Saturday, February 4, 2012.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 15
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  • Lebanon 2012 Public Holidays Amended

    Association des Banques du Liban (ABL) - The previously announced list of official Lebanese non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2012 has been amended with the addition of 2 additional public holidays.
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  • Dec
  • 3
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  • Lebanon Ashura Public Holiday Moved

    Association des Banques du Liban (ABL) - The previously announced date for the upcoming Ashura (Achoura) non-working public holiday in Lebanon has been changed to Tuesday, December 6, 2011.
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  • Nov
  • 30
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  • Lebanon 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - The Government of Lebanon has announced the list of official Lebanese public holidays for 2012.
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  • Nov
  • 1
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  • Lebanon Bank Holiday November 8

    Association des Banques du Liban (ABL) - The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that, once again, Lebanese banks would be closed for one additional day, Wednesday, November 8, 2011, on account of this year's Eid al-Adha public holidays.
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  • Oct
  • 29
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  • Lebanon 2011 Eid Al-Adha November 6

    The Daily Star (Beirut) - Lebanon's Grand Mufti, Rashid Qabbani, announced yesterday that the upcoming Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) would begin on Sunday, November 6, 2011.
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  • Oct
  • 24
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  • Lebanon Public Holiday Tomorrow

    Official Gazette of the Directorate General of the Presidency Council of Ministers (Beirut) - The government of Lebanon has declared tomorrow, Tuesday, October 25, 2011, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Lebanon, to mourn last weekend's death of the Saudi crown prince.
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  • Aug
  • 29
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  • Lebanon Declares September 1 Bank Holiday

    Association des Banques du Liban (ABL) - The Association des Banques du Liban has announced that banks in Lebanon would remain closed on Thursday, September 1, 2011.
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  • Aug
  • 5
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  • Lebanon Declares August 15 Public Holiday

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - The office of Lebanese Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, has announced that public administrations, public institutions, and municipalities would be closed on Monday, August 15, 2011, on the occasion of the upcoming public holiday for the Assumption.
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  • May
  • 21
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  • Lebanon Declares Resistance and Liberation Public Sector Holiday

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - The office of the caretaker prime minister of Lebanon has issued a statement to the effect that a national non-working public holiday had been declared for Wednesday, May 25, 2011, to mark the upcoming Resistance and Liberation Day.
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  • Apr
  • 16
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  • Lebanon Announces Easter Day In Lieu Bank Holiday

    Banque du Liban (Beirut) - The Central Bank of Lebanon has released an amended list of official Lebanese bank holidays for the year 2011.
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  • Feb
  • 10
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  • Lebanon Declares February 14 Public Holiday

    Association des Banques du Liban (ABL) - The government of Lebanon has declared Monday, February 14, 2011, as an additional public holiday and has ordered all public institutions and public and private teaching institutions to remain closed for the day.
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2010

  • Nov
  • 27
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  • Lebanon 2011 Public Holidays Announced

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - The Government of Lebanon has announced the list of official Lebanese public holidays for 2011.
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  • Nov
  • 16
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  • Lebanon Bank Holiday On November 18

    Association des Banques du Liban (ABL) - The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that Lebanese banks would be closed for one additional day, Thursday, November 18, 2010, on account of this year's Eid al-Adha public holidays.
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  • Nov
  • 12
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  • Lebanon Announces November Public Holidays

    Portal of the Government of Lebanon (Beirut) - The Lebanese Council of Ministers has issued a statement declaring Tuesday and Wednesday, November 16 and 17, 2010, as non-working public holidays on the occasion of the Eid al-Adha.
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  • Sep
  • 9
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  • Lebanon Announces End of Ramadan Date

    Portal of the Government of Lebanon (Beirut) - Lebanon has announced that the first day of the month of Shawwal, the day of the Eid al Fitr public holiday marking the End of Ramadan, would be on Friday, September 10, 2010.
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  • Jul
  • 5
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  • Lebanon Declares July 6 Public Holiday

    Portal of the Government of Lebanon (Beirut) - Lebanon's cabinet's secretary general has issued a memo declaring Tuesday, July 6, 2010, as a national day of mourning.
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  • May
  • 19
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  • Lebanon Declares May 25 Public Holiday

    Government Portal of Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - The press office of Lebanon's Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, has announced that all public administrations, schools and universities would be closed on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, on the occasion of the public holiday declared for the upcoming Liberation Day.
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  • Mar
  • 21
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  • Lebanon Announces Upcoming Easter Public Holidays

    iLoubnan (Beirut) - The Cabinet of the government of Lebanon has issued an official memo declaring that all public institutions will remain closed on April, 2nd, 3rd and 5th, of 2010, on the occasion of the upcoming Easter holidays.
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  • Feb
  • 19
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  • Lebanon Declares March 25 Annunciation Public Holiday

    L'Orient Le Jour (Beirut) - Following yesterday's cabinet session, Lebanon's Information Minister, Tarek Mitri, announced that the Lebanese cabinet had agreed to make the Feast of the Annunciation a new annual national public holiday (la fête sera chômée).
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  • Jan
  • 3
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  • Lebanon 2010 Public Holidays Amended

    Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - The Government of Lebanon has published a revised list of official Lebanese public holidays for 2010.
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2009

  • Dec
  • 16
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  • Lebanon Confirms December 18 Public Holiday

    El Nashra (Beirut) - The Presidency of Lebanon's Council of Ministers has confirmed that the date of the upcoming "Nouvel An islamique" public holiday would be Friday, December 18, 2009.
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  • Nov
  • 21
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  • Lebanon Declares November 23 Public Sector Holiday

    Ya Libnan (Beirut) - Yesterday afternoon, Lebanon's Prime Minister, Rafic Hariri, issued an order declaring a one-off public sector holiday and calling for the closure of all public institutions on Monday, November 23, 2009.
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  • Jun
  • 3
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  • Lebanon Declares Second Electoral Public Holiday

    Libnanews (Beirut) - Lebanon's Minister of Education and Higher Education, Bahia Hariri, has decreed that Saturday, June 6, 2009, would be a second public holiday on the occasion on the next day's legislative elections.
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  • May
  • 29
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  • Lebanon Declares June 8 Public Holiday

    Reuters (Beirut) - The government of Lebanon has declared that Monday, June 8, 2009, would be a one-off public holiday, to coincide with the coming parliamentary elections.
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  • May
  • 22
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  • Lebanon Declares May 25 Public Holiday

    Ya Libnan (Beirut) - The office of Lebanon's prime minister's announced that Monday, May 25, 2009, had been declared an official public holiday on the occasion of Liberation Day. As such, all public and private institutions, schools and universities will be closed.
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  • May
  • 20
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  • Lebanon Pressured To Declare May 25 Public Holiday

    iLoubnan (Beirut) - Yesterday, Lebanon's Development and Liberation bloc MP, Anwar al-Khalil, called for the cabinet to announce May 25 as a national public holiday to be called the "Resistance and Liberation Day".
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  • Apr
  • 1
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  • Lebanon Declares Easter Mondays As Public Holidays

    The Daily Star (Beirut) - The government of Lebanon has declared both Easter Mondays (Catholic and Orthodox) as one-off public holidays for 2009 (both Good Fridays are already annual public holidays in Lebanon).
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  • Mar
  • 24
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  • Lebanon Considering Annunciation Public Holiday

    Asia News - Lebanon's Cabinet has hinted that this year's, March 25, "Islamic-Christian Day" observed on the date of the Annunciation, could become a non-working public holiday in the future.
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  • Mar
  • 4
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  • Lebanon Confirms Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday Date

    Ya Libnan (Beirut) - Yesterday morning, Lebanon's Prime Minister, Fouad Siniora, declared that Monday, March 9, 2009, would be an official public holiday on the occasion of the upcoming Prophet's birthday.
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  • Feb
  • 10
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  • Lebanon Declares February 14 Public Holiday

    Ya Libnan (Beirut) - Around noon, today, Lebanon's Prime Minister Fouad Siniora declared February 14, 2009, as a public holiday and ordered all public institutions and public and private teaching institutions to remain closed for the day.
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2008

  • Dec
  • 6
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  • Lebanon Extends Eid al-Adha Public Holiday To 3 Days

    Ya Libnan (Beirut) - Yesterday afternoon, Lebanon's Prime Minister's office issued a memorandum declaring a three-day public holiday for Eid al-Adha, from Monday, December 8, until Wednesday, December 10, 2008, instead of the usual 2-day public holiday.
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  • Jul
  • 15
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  • Lebanon Declares Tomorrow A Public Holiday

    Reuters + Haaretz - Late this afternoon, the Lebanese government announced that tomorrow, Wednesday, July 16, 2008, will be a national public holiday to celebrate the recent agreement whereby Israel is to free five Hezbollah prisoners in exchange for two of it soldiers, captured in 2006.
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  • May
  • 23
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  • Lebanon Declares May 26 Public Holiday To Celebrate End Of Presidential Stalemate

    Middle East Times - President-elect, Gen. Michel Suleiman, has agreed with Parliament Speaker, Nabih Berri, to declare Monday, May 26, 2008, a one-off national public holiday.
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  • Feb
  • 9
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  • Lebanon Declares February 14 Public Holiday

    The Daily Star - Prime Minister, Fouad Siniora, has declared February 14, 2008, a one-off public holiday, on account of the rally that will take place on the third anniversary of the slaying of former Premier Rafik Hariri.
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  • Jan
  • 28
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  • Lebanon Declares Monday National Day Of Mourning

    The New York Times - Prime Minister Fouad Siniora declared Monday, January 28, 2008, a national day of mourning, closing schools and universities for the day.
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2007

  • Sep
  • 20
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  • Lebanon September 21 Day Of National Mourning

    The Daily Star - Prime Minister Fouad Siniora announced that today's informal day of mourning following the assassination of Antoine Ghanem will be followed, tomorrow, Friday, September 21, 2007, by an official day of national mourning.
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  • Jun
  • 26
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  • Lebanon Recent Public Holidays Changes Cancellation Sent To Constitutional Council

    The Daily Star (Beirut) - Lebanon's Ministerial Cabinet met and voted to cancel all 3 changes to Lebanon public holidays voted upon in December 2006, and gazetted late last week.
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  • Jun
  • 25
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  • Lebanon Backtracks On Public Holidays Changes

    Private Source - After a groundswell of protests, Good Friday was re-instated as a public holiday in Lebanon.
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  • Jun
  • 24
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  • Lebanon Changes Public Holidays List

    The Daily Star - The Ministerial Cabinet of Lebanon finally gazetted the changes to Lebanon public holidays voted upon last December.
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  • Jun
  • 14
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  • Lebanon Declares June 14 Day Of National Mourning

    Libnanews - The Lebanese government declared Thursday, June 14, 2007, a day of national mourning, following the assassination of anti-Syrian Lebanese lawmaker, Walid Eido, and nine other people.
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  • May
  • 22
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  • Lebanon Declares May 22 National Day of Mourning

    Libnanews - Late last night, we started receiving reports that Tuesday, May 22, 2007, would be declared a National Day of Mourning.
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  • Mar
  • 23
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  • Lebanon Erroneous Reports Of March 24 Public Holiday

    The Daily Star - Contrary to many earlier reports in the Lebanese media, tomorrow, March 24, will not be a public holiday in Lebanon.
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  • Mar
  • 19
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  • Lebanon Erroneous Reports Of March 24 Public Holiday

    Libnanews - It has been reported, incorrectly, that Prime Minister Fouad Saniora recently had a decree published making Saturday, March 24, a public holiday for all public administrations and institutions, to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad.
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  • Feb
  • 13
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  • Lebanon Declares February 14 Public Holiday

    Middle East Online - Prime Minister, Fouad Siniora, has declared tomorrow, February 14, a public holiday in Lebanon, to commemorate the second anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
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  • Jan
  • 29
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  • Lebanon's Public Education On Holidays For 2 More Days

    L'Orient Le Jour - Schools and universities will remain closed for another 2 days, until Wednesday morning, said the Minister of Education, Khaled Kabbani.
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2006

  • Nov
  • 23
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  • Lebanon Declares 3 Days Of National Mourning

    ABC News (Beirut) - The Lebanese Government has declared three days of national mourning, starting from 22 November 2006, to mark the assassination of Minister Pierre Gemayal, who was shot dead on the streets of Beirut.
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  • Oct
  • 23
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  • Lebanon October 23-24 Bank And Financial Holiday

    Beirut Stock Exchange (Beirut) - All financial institutions will be closed from October 23 to October 24, 2006, inclusive.
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2005

  • Oct
  • 6
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  • Lebanon Revises List Of Public Holidays

    Lebanon Wire (Beirut) - Lebanon has gazetted a law that revises the list of official public holidays in Lebanon, with the aim to reduce the number of public holidays celebrated in Lebanon.
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2003

  • Dec
  • 12
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  • Lebanon Declares Western Christmas and New Year As Public Holidays

    Lebanon Wire (Beirut) - Yesterday, Prime Minister Rafik Hariri issued an administrative memorandum, announcing that all public administrations, institutions and municipalities will be closed on December 25 and January 1st on the occasions of Western Christmas and Western New Year.
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  • Jul
  • 14
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  • Lebanon Officially Recognizes Orthodox Chistmas

    Lebanon Wire (Beirut) - The Government of Lebanon has added Orthodox Christmas to the list of official public holidays in Lebanon.
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2000

  • May
  • 25
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  • Lebanon Adds May 25 Public Holiday

    Al-Manar TV (Beirut) - The government of Lebanon has declared May 25th as a new annual public holiday, to be named Resistance and Liberation Day.
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  • Jan
  • 3
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  • Lebanon Bank Holidays January 8-10

    Association des Banques du Liban (ABL) - The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that January 8-10, 2000, would be bank holidays in Lebanon on account of the upcoming End of Ramadan.
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See also: Lebanon bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Background Information (Lebanon)