Lebanon is the only Asian country that doesn’t have a desert.
Lebanon is the oldest country name in the world. The name remains unchanged for over 4000 years.
Lebanon is in Middle East, with a population of 67 million people. Its capital is Beirut, and their currency is Lebanese pound. The official language in Lebanon is Arabic but French, German, English, and Armenian is also commonly spoken here.
They celebrate many holidays including:
- New Year’s Day (Jan 1)
- Armenian Orthodox Christmas Day (Jan 6)
- St. Maroun Day (Feb 9)
- Rafik Hariri Memorial Day (Feb 14)
- Feast of the Annunciation (Mar 25)
- Good Friday (Western Church) (Date varies)
- Easter Sunday (Date varies)
- Good Friday (Eastern Church) (Date varies)
- Labor Day (May 1)
- Orthodox Easter Day (Date varies)
- Eid Al-Fitr (Date varies)
- Resistance and Liberation Day (May 25)
- Eid Al Adha (Date varies)
- Hijri New Year (Date varies)
- Assumption Day (Aug 15)
- Ashoura (Date varies)
- Birthday of Prophet Muhammed (Date varies)
- Independence Day (Nov 22)
- Christmas Day (Dec 25)
It has five world heritage sites:
- Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God (Horsh Arz el-Rab)
It also has 16 natural areas including:
Want to learn more? Check out Lebanon’s tourism website!