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Saydet el Maabour - Jezzine

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Jezzine, Jezzine district

Saydet el Maabour (Our Lady of Jezzine) is a commanding shrine, in southern Lebanon, with a statue of the Virgin Mary at the entrance of the city. In 1898, an important passageway connecting Jezzine with the coastal cities and Saida was built. In 1955, the Virgin Statue was added and is visited during religious celebrations on August 15 every year, the day of the Virgin's ascension. During this time, celebrators walk around the town until they reach the statue with prayers and candles.