In Lebanon, we are used to looking forward to big celebrations and military parade shows on November 22 of every year since Lebanon Independence in 1943. However, there is nothing usual about these days, including how our Independence will be celebrated.
The past 35 days of the revolution in Lebanon and the intensity of the national situation are the reasons for the alternated plans of the official authorities for Lebanon’s 76th anniversary of its Independence.
The annual roadblocks in various areas in Beirut, the big parades, the fireworks, and the presidential reception in the Baabda Palace to receive congratulations on the occasion will be all absent this year. This is what is coming in place of all of that, and it is promising to be a happy day for the majority of the nation.
A symbolic military parade will be held this Friday at Nadim al-Hakim Avenue in the Ministry of Defense in Yarzeh, headed by President Michel Aoun.
The parade will be also attended by President of Parliament Nabih Berri, caretaker premier Saad Hariri, Minister of National Defense Elias Bou Saab, and Minister of Interior and Municipalities Raya Hassan.
Scheduled for 3:30 pm at Aazarieh Parking Lot in Beirut, this discussion is under the theme We Are Independent from….
People will gather to answer a specific question: “How has your view on independence changed after 17 October?”
#4 The people’s parade
A parade by the people will be held at 12:00 pm in the Martyrs’ Square in downtown Beirut, under the theme: All of Us Means All of Us. The event will extend into the evening with the legendary Rodge Mix DJ performing.
Qannoubine Sports Club and the Cedars Forest Committee are organizing an environmental day to celebrate Independence day. Meet up is at 9:00 am in front of the Environmental House in Arz, in the North.