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Celebrate with us Lebanon Independence Day!

Hosted by the Consul of the Brussels Lebanon Benelux Group
Nationalities & Languages
Starts in 1 week 2 days
Tue 28 Nov 19:30 - Wed 29 Nov 00:30

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Dear Lebanon Benelux Group!

You are cordially invited for mini festival of Lebanese Buffet, Dance, Dabke and Zajel (if enough poets are available the night to do it).

If you still have enough breath you can enjoy an Argila as well with us.

We have exclusively booked the Protected content for us to celebrate and also made a special offer to include all drinks in the Buffet!

I look forward to to welcoming you all there!

Independence Day happened on the 22nd of Nov Protected content we do celebrate on this day due to dancers time table! at least we will remember it!

We would like to welcome our partnerProtected content Group in this event.

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Note About Lebanon Independence Day!
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On this day in Protected content , Lebanon’s constitutionally elected leaders were released from detention by French occupation forces after their commanders backed down and accepted the independence of Lebanon.

Hence 22 November came to be Independence Day. It is Lebanon's National Day, a day when the Lebanese people remember their freedom with speeches, parades and flags.

History of Lebanese Independence Day
After the Vichy government assumed power in France in Protected content , General Henri-Fernand Dentz was appointed high commissioner of Lebanon. This appointment led to the resignation of Emile Iddi on 4 April Protected content . Five days later, Dentz appointed Alfred Naqqash (also given as Naccache or Naccash) as head of state. The Vichy government's control ended a few months later when its forces were unable to repel the advance of French and British troops into Lebanon and Syria. An armistice was signed in Acre on 14 July Protected content .

After signing the Acre Armistice, General Charles de Gaulle visited Lebanon, officially ending Vichy control. Lebanese national leaders took the opportunity to ask de Gaulle to end the French Mandate and unconditionally recognize Lebanon's independence. As a result of national and international pressure, on 26 November Protected content , General Georges Catroux, delegate general under de Gaulle, proclaimed the independence of Lebanon in the name of his government.

The United States, Britain, the Soviet Union, the Arab states, and certain Asian countries recognized this independence, and some of them exchanged ambassadors with Beirut. However, even though the French technically recognized Lebanon's independence, they continued to exercise authority.

General elections were held, and on 21 September Protected content . On 8 November Protected content , the Chamber of Deputies amended the Constitution, abolishing the articles that referred to the Mandate and modifying those that specified the powers of the high commissioner, thus unilaterally ending the Mandate. The French authorities responded by arresting a number of prominent Lebanese politicians, including the president, the prime minister, and other cabinet members, and exiling them to the Castle of Rashayya (located about sixty-five kilometers east of Sidon). This action united the Christian and Muslim leaders in their determination to get rid of the French.

France, finally yielding to mounting internal pressure and to the influence of Britain, the United States, and the Arab countries, released the prisoners at Rashayya on 22 November Protected content since then, this day has been celebrated as Independence Day.