It all started in 2011. Our Festival has come a long way, but the first year will always be special. Check out this video to get you in the mood to celebrate with us on June 10, 11, and 12!

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About Saint John Maron Church OC Lebanese Festival

The Saint John Maron Church Orange County Lebanese Festival was launched in 2011 with the dream of sharing our Lebanese heritage with our friends and neighbors in the City of Orange and beyond. It was met with enthusiasm by all and turned out to be a huge success, beyond what most of us would have imagined. Since that time, the Festival has grown each year, becoming a mainstay in Orange County.

The Festival hosts thousands of attendees each year. Although the main concept of food, entertainment, and family fun is a fixture, the Festival is dynamic, so attendees are able to enjoy a unique experience each year.

The Orange County Lebanese Festival is sponsored by Saint John Maron Catholic Church. All proceeds from the Festival go to support Saint John Maron Catholic Church, the parishioners of which work tirelessly to plan and put on the Festival.

To learn more about our church and the Maronite Catholic faith, please visit http://stjohnmaronchurch.org

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The Red and White Colors represent our Flag of Lebanon.
Blue is in tribute to Our Lady of Lebanon.
The Red, White and Blue colors together also are a tribute to the Flag of USA.
The symbols within the colored panels represent images traditionally associated with Lebanon and the Festival, Food, Church, Dabke Dancing, etc.
Red Panel: Food - Shawarma and Manaesh.
Green Panel: Lebanon - Baalbeck (and other culturally rich architectural ruins found in Lebanon) and our Maronite Church - many churches traditional feature a steeple topped with a Cross.
Blue Panel: USA - Stars soaring upwards, representing both Our Lady and the USA and finally, Dabke Dancing (our Youth Dabke Groups).
The palm tree is a symbol of Southern California and the Tarboush, while it originated from the Turkish occupation of Lebanon, is still associated with the Lebanese. The biblical quote was added as an affirmation to our Maronite Faith, as well as a reference to the biblical Cedars of Lebanon going back to the time before Christ (BC).