Lebanese Culture

Dates of Significance

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  • Armenian Christmas (6th of January) - Armenians
  • St. Maroun Day (9th of February) - Maronites
  • St. Vartan Day (15th of February) - Armenians
  • The Feast of Annunciation (25th of March) - Christian
  • Easter (Varies every year) - Christian
  • Labor Day (1st of May)
  • Martyrs’ Day (6th of May)
  • Resistance and Liberation Day (25th of May)
  • Eid Al-Fitr: End of Ramadan (Varies every year) - Muslim
  • Lebanese Armed Forces Day (1st of August)
  • Feast of the Assumption (15th of August) - Christian
  • Eid Al-Adha: Feast of Sacrifice (Varies every year) - Muslim
  • Hijri New Year (Varies every year) - Muslims
  • Ashoura (Varies every year) - Muslim
  • Independence Day (22nd of November)
  • Mawlid: Birthday of Prophet Muhammad (Varies every year) - Muslim
  • Christmas Day (25th of December) - Christian
Lebanon
  • Population
    6,237,738
    [July 2016 est.]
  • Languages
    Arabic (official)
    French
    English
    Armenian
  • Religions
    Islam (54%)
    ~ Shia (27%)
    ~ Sunni (27%)
    Christianity (40.5%)
    Druze (5.6)
    Other (0.1%)
    [2012 est.]
  • Ethnicities
    Arab (95%)
    Armenian (4%)
    Other (1%)
  • Cultural Dimensions
    Power Distance 75
    Individualism 40
    Masculinity 65
    Uncertainty Avoidance 50
    Long Term Orientation 14
    Indulgence 25
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  • Australians with Lebanese Ancestry
    230,869 [2016 census]
Lebanese in Australia
  • Population
    78,653
    [2016 census]
    This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in Lebanon.
  • Average Age
    48
  • Gender
    Male (51.7%)
    Female (48.3%)
  • Religion
    Islam (43.9%)
    Catholic Christianity (36.6%)
    Eastern Orthodox Christianity (9.4%)
    Other (7.6%)
  • Ancestry
    Lebanese (82.5%)
    Arab (3.8%)
    Australian (2.4%)
    Other (7.5%)
  • Language Spoken at Home
    Arabic (89.3%)
    English (7.4%)
    Armenian (1.3%)
    Other (1.2%)
    Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 76.8% speak English fluently.
  • Diaspora
    New South Wales (73.6%)
    Victoria (20.8%)
    South Australia (1.9%)
    Queensland (1.7%)
  • Arrival to Australia
    Prior to 2001 (79.9%)
    2001-2006 (8.9%)
    2007-2011 (5.7%)
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