Society at University of Florida Celebrates Independence Day
On Nov 20th,
2005, members from the Lebanese American Society at the University of
Florida at Gainesville-Florida, had a picnic brunch to celebrate
Lebanese Independence Day which usually marked on the 22nd of
The officers of
the Society and the members expressed the special meanings behind the
double celebration of this national holiday this very year, as it is
celebrated after the liberation of Lebanon from Syrian occupation and
The brunch took
place at Lake Wauburg in Gainesville where the crowd of Lebanese
students and their friends enjoyed Lebanese food and ! ; music. The
Lebanese Society provided Lebanese backary including mnakeesh and
cheese pies, while some members played live music and drums.
generation, it was the first time they mark their independence from
French mandate ( 62 years ago) with their country free again.