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Lebanon Public Holiday May 25

Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon)
Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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".

Contrary to previous occasions (2012-05-15 and 2011-05-21), the upcoming Monday, May 25, 2015, non-working public holiday in Lebanon on the occasion of "Liberation Day", will apply to all sectors of the Lebanese economy ("All private and public institutions, schools, and universities will close doors on this day") and not just to banks and government offices.

The May 25 public holiday was made into an annual public holiday 6 years ago (2009-05-22 and 2009-05-20), after having been declared as a one-off public holiday the year before (2008-05-23), but was not declared as such for the past 2 years (2013-05-23 and 2014-05-23), as May 25 fell on a Saturday and a Sunday, respectively, in 2013 and 2014.

Before that, May 25 was marked as a public holiday from 2000 to 2005 (2000-05-25), before being relegated to the second Sunday of May as part of the 2005 revision of public holidays in Lebanon (2005-10-06).

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