Lebanon

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Lebanese Culture

The capital of Lebanon is Beirut. People in Lebanon speak Arabic. Visual art in Lebanon really began in the 1900s, but Lebanon is trying to be the most art centered country in the Middle East. The majority of people in Lebanon are Muslim. Beirut is the center for art, music and intellectualism. Traditional dress in Lebanon is very colorful. Today most people wear western clothes.

Lebanese History

In 1920 the Lebanese area was conquered by France. In 1944 Lebanon declared independence from France. In the 1960s Palestinian refugees in Lebanon from Israel attacked Israel