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Lebanon Pressured To Declare May 25 Public Holiday
 
(Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009)

Source: 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".

May 25 was observed in Lebanon as "Resistance and Liberation Day", an annual public holiday from 2000-2005, to commemorate the withdrawal of Israeli troops in 2000 (25-May-2000), but that observance was relegated to the second Sunday of May as part of the 2005 revision of public holidays in Lebanon (06-Oct-2005).

Coincidentally, May 25 is also the anniversary of last year's election of Lebanon's President, which ended a political stalemate that had left Lebanon without a President since November 2007. The day after that election, May 26, 2008, had been declared a one-off public holiday (23-May-2008).

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 2018-04-28: Lebanon Public Holidays May 4-7
 2015-05-12: Lebanon Public Holiday May 25
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 2012-05-15: Lebanon Public Holiday May 25
 2011-05-21: Lebanon Declares Resistance and Liberation Public Sector Holiday
 2009-05-22: Lebanon Declares May 25 Public Holiday
 2008-05-23: Lebanon Declares May 26 Public Holiday To Celebrate End Of Presidential Stalemate
 2005-10-06: Lebanon Revises List Of Public Holidays
 2000-05-25: Lebanon Adds May 25 Public Holiday


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