Festivals and Holidays in Lebanon Last updated on
Wednesday 21st April 2010
Many of the holidays are religious occasions, and with Lebanon's diverse religious makeup there are other hilidays.
The main ones are Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Ramadan, the month when Muslims fast between sunrise and sunset, and Eid al-Adha which marks the end of the pilgrimage to Makkah. Shiite Muslims observe the anniversary of the Martyr Hussein, and all Muslims celebrate the Islamic New Year.
Lebanese Christians celebrate Easter and Christmas.
November 22nd is Lebanon's Independence Day.
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