There’s A Festive Ramadan Market in Beirut This Month


Beirut continues to thrive despite challenges, embracing life at every turn.

These upcoming months are significant for both Lebanese Muslims and Christians, they coincide with the fasting periods of both sects and the celebration of Eid Al Bechara (Feast of the Annunciation), which is observed by both communities.

This period represents unity in Lebanon, aiming for cohesion across all sectors. As the holy month of Ramadan begins in Lebanon, the streets are filled with joy and celebration.

Decorations and lights adorn the city, radiating resilience and beauty. Each neighborhood, lit lantern, and shining star reflects endurance, sacrifice, and respect for Beirut’s rich cultural history.

Recently, Beirut was decorated to welcome Ramadan, attracting families and friends to the opening of the Ramadan village in downtown Beirut.

The event, organized by Solidere and the Ajialouna Association, was attended by key figures such as Minister of Interior and Municipalities Bassem Mawlawi, Beirut Governor Marwan Abboud, Beirut Municipality President Abdullah Droubi, and former Minister of Economy Mohammed Choucair.

This event, a first since the onset of the economic crisis, symbolizes hope and resilience.

Minister Mawlawi expressed hope for Beirut’s prosperity during the ceremony, stating, “Every Ramadan and our beloved Beirut is good. Hopefully, Lebanon will thrive next year, encompassing all its regions and factions.”

This year’s Ramadan coincides with the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, now in its sixth month, sparked by a Hamas attack on southern Israel on October 7th.

Due to the Israeli bombardment of Southern Lebanon, many families are experiencing profound sadness, making this Ramadan notably different for them as they are unable to return to their village on the southern border.

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