Our Lady of Jezzine

Saydet Jezzine or Saydet al-Maabour (Our Lady of Jezzine) is a commanding shrine 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 15 August, the day of the Virgin's Ascension. Celebrators walk around the town until they reach the statue with prayers and candles.