The cabinet issued a memorandum, stating: “Based on Decree No. 15215 dated 9/27/2005 and its amendments, especially Decree No. 8007 dated 7/23/2021, public administrations, public institutions, and municipalities will be closed on Thursday, August 4, 2022.”
Thursday, August 4th, 2022, marks the second anniversary of the Beirut Blast, which killed over 234 people and devastated the Lebanese capital.
Flags will be lowered at public administrations, public institutions, and municipalities. Regular programs on radio and television stations will be modified to be commensurate with the memory of the painful tragedy, and in solidarity with the families of the victims and the wounded and their families.
The Lebanese government, by exceptional approval of the presidency on July 2021, declared August 4th a national mourning day, which falls during the month of the Lebanese cabinet’s vacation.
Lebanon will be mourning officially on August 4th, yet the mourning of the people, especially the families of the victims, has been painfully ongoing since that doomed day of 2020, with no closure and no justice served.