There are 22 public holidays in Lebanon in 2023, and eight of them fall on weekends.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.
Orthodox Christmas is celebrated on January 6, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.
St. Maron's Day
Saint Maron, also Saint Maroun, was a Syriac Christian hermit monk who lived in the middle of the 4th century. He was a priest and became a hermit after. Saint Maron became famous for his holiness and miracles. The holiday falls on February 9, 2023.
Rafik Hariri Memorial Day
Rafik Hariri Memorial Day is a public holiday in Lebanon, observed on February 14, 2023. The holiday commemorates the death anniversary of Rafik Hariri when he was assassinated on February 14, 2005.
Annunciation Day, observed on March 25, 2023, marks when the angel Gabriel visited the Virgin Mary and told her that she would conceive and be the mother of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, April 7, 2023.
Easter Sunday is an important Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday is a public holiday in many countries. In 2023, it falls on April 9.
Orthodox Good Friday
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, April 14, 2023.
Orthodox Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday is an important Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday is a public holiday in many countries. It falls on April 16, 2023.
This is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide, celebrating the end of a month of fasting. The holiday falls on the first day of Syawal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar, on April 22 and 23, 2023.
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2023, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
The holiday, observed on May 7, 2023, commemorates the anniversary of when the Ottoman Empire executed the Syrian and Lebanese nationalists on May 6, 1916. The Ottoman Empire conquered Lebanon and Syria in 1516 and ruled the area until 1918, when World War I ended.
Liberation and Resistance Day
Liberation and Resistance Day is a holiday in Lebanon, observed on May 14, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary when the Israeli army withdrew from the territory in Southern Lebanon on May 25, 2000, marking the end of the South Lebanon conflict.
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday falls on June 29 and 30, 2023, and it honors the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.
Islamic New Year
Islamic New Year marks the beginning of the Islamic lunar calendar year, and it is observed on the first day of the month of Muharram, which is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It falls on July 19, 2023.
Ashura means "tenth" in Semitic languages, and it marks the day that Moses and the Israelites were saved from Pharaoh by God creating a path in the Sea. The holiday falls on July 28, 2023.
Assumption of Mary
Assumption Day commemorates the day that the bodily taking up of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, into Heaven. The holiday is observed on August 15, 2023.
The Prophet's Birthday
The holiday, observed on September 27, 2023, commemorates the birthday of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, an Arab religious and political leader and the founder of Islam. Muhammad was born around 570 AD in Mecca and was a deeply spiritual man spending time in meditation.
Lebanese Independence Day
Lebanese Independence Day is a public holiday in Lebanon, and it is observed on November 22, 2023. The holiday commemorates when Lebanon gained its independence from France in 1943.
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.
The following is the list of public holidays in Lebanon in 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Orthodox Christmas||Jan 06, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|St. Maron's Day||Feb 09, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Rafik Hariri Memorial Day||Feb 14, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Annunciation Day||Mar 25, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Apr 07, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Sunday||Apr 09, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Orthodox Good Friday||Apr 14, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Orthodox Easter Sunday||Apr 16, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr||Apr 22, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Eid ul Fitr Holiday||Apr 23, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Martyrs' Day||May 07, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Liberation and Resistance Day||May 14, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Adha||Jun 29, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Adha Holiday||Jun 30, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Islamic New Year||Jul 19, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Ashura||Jul 28, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Assumption of Mary||Aug 15, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|The Prophet's Birthday||Sep 27, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Lebanese Independence Day||Nov 22, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Lebanon in 2023.