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Lebanon Pressured To Declare May 25 Public Holiday

Source: iLoubnan (Beirut)
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Updated: Saturday, April 28, 2018

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 (2000-05-25), but that observance was relegated to the second Sunday of May as part of the 2005 revision of public holidays in Lebanon (2005-10-06).

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 (2008-05-23).

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