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Lebanon 2016 Bank Holidays Amended Again

Source: Banque du Liban (Beirut)
Posted on Monday, March 21, 2016


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.

The aforementioned announcement 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, thus further modifies the annual list of Lebanese non-working bank holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2016, released and later amended early this year (2016-02-27 and 2016-01-07), based in part on the Government of Lebanon's announced annual list of official Lebanese non-working public holidays in Lebanon for the upcoming calendar year 2016 (2015-11-29).

The Feast of the Annunciation was added to the list of annual non-working public holidays in Lebanon six years ago (2010-02-19), as announced by Lebanon's then Information Minister, Tarek Mitri, who announced that the Lebanese cabinet had agreed to make the Feast of the Annunciation a new annual national public holiday (la fête sera chômée). That declaration had been expected ever since the year before, following the first, working day, observance of the "Islamic-Christian Day" or as it was officially named, "Together around Mary, Our Lady" (2009-03-24).


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