“Festival of the Independence” is The National Day of Lebanon. On November 22, Lebanon celebrates the anniversary of becoming an independent nation. Independence Day in Lebanon is a national holiday. Lebanon was under the administrative rule and political sovereignty of the Ottoman Empire from 1516 to 1918.
The state remained under French Mandate until November 26, 1941. A constitution adopted on May 25, 1926, established a democratic republic with a parliamentary system of government, but that came into full effect only on November 22, 1943. This day in Lebanon’s history became its Independence Day.