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Lebanon Day in Cleveland

11th Annual Lebanon Day
Celebrating the 79th Independence of Lebanon
Cleveland City Hall
November 18, 2022

The American Lebanese Community Council is a 501(C)(3) non profit organization, created for all of Lebanese descent and their families regardless of their political affiliation or religion. This organization was created with the following objectives:

  • To preserve, enrich, and promote our Lebanese heritage and traditions through educational, cultural, and charitable activities
  • To establish and maintain the Lebanese Cultural Garden, at the Cleveland Cultural Garden Federation
  • To interact with local communities to increase public awareness of the Lebanese culture
  • To create understanding and unity among the Lebanese people and the community

They hosted the 11th annual Lebanon Day in Cleveland at an event in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall. All day the flag of Lebanon flew above Cleveland City Hall and was displayed in the Rotunda.

Flag of Lebanon in Cleveland City Hall Rotunda

Flag of Lebanon in Cleveland City Hall Rotunda


The event began with Chairman Pierre Bejjani welcoming the crowd.

Pierre Bejjani at Lebanon Day

Pierre Bejjani at Lebanon Day

He then introduced Mistress of Ceremonies Jessy Zbeidy.

Jessy Zbeidy

Jessy Zbeidy


Jessy introduced the national anthems of the United States and Lebanon and then introduced the clergy for the invocations.

Fr. Elias Yazbeck, Pastor of St Maron Church

Fr. Elias Yazbeck, Pastor of St Maron Church

Imam Ramez Islambouli, CWRU professor

Imam Ramez Islambouli, CWRU professor


Jessy thanked the committee members for their work on the event and then introduced Pierre who gave his remarks.

Jessy Zbeidy

Jessy Zbeidy

Pierre Bejjani

Pierre Bejjani


Pierre recognized people in the crowd and then called on Angela Woodson who spoke representing Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb.

Angela Woodson

Angela Woodson


Watch the video of the welcoming remarks and speeches.



The highlight of Lebanon Day was the honoring of three valuable members of the community.

Faris Alameh, Tony Abdulkarim, Jessy Zbeidy, Pierre Bejjani and Blanche Salwan

Faris Alameh, Tony Abdulkarim,
Jessy Zbeidy, Pierre Bejjani and Blanche Salwan

Click on each link to see photos and videos of the honorees.

Tony Abdulkarim

Faris Alameh

Blanche Salwan

Before the final thanks by Pierre Bejjani and Jessy Zbeidy, representatives from Congresswoman Shontel Brown presented a proclamation honoring Lebanon Day.

Shontel Brown rep

Kimberly Edwards

Pierre, Jessy and Shontel Brown reps



Enjoy these other images from the 2022 Lebanon Day in Cleveland

Young girls with flag of Lebanon

Pierre Bejjani, Moe Charara and Chafic Bejjani

Pierre Bejjani, Moe Charara and Chafic Bejjani

Sami Tanious, Faris Alameh and Imam Islambouli

Sami Tanious, Faris Alameh and Imam Islambouli

DJ Wassim

DJ Wassim

Lebanon Day Group

Lebanon cutout

Lebanon Day ladies

Jessy Zbeidy and Pierre Bejjani

Jessy Zbeidy and Pierre Bejjani

Tiger with 2 little girls




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