Syriac Women’s Council of Lebanon celebrates Lebanon’s Independence Day

BEIRUT — The Syriac Women’s Council (SWC) of the Universal Syriac Union Party (USUP) in Lebanon celebrated Lebanon’s Independence Day, 22 November, by planting cedar trees in public squares of the town of Jdeideh al-Bushrieh el-Sed.

The USUP published photos of SWC members planting cedar trees in separate areas of the town.

“It is a gesture by the SWC to confirm, on Independence Day, that we are rooted to our land,” said the USUP via its Facebook page. “No matter how the successive occupations try to undermine Lebanon, their fate is inevitably demise and extinction.”

The cedar trees symbolize Lebanon and are on the Lebanese flag. They live for thousands of years in the high mountains.