Maybe the public holiday was the reason, maybe not. When I arrived in Tripoli (Lebanon) it felt like every kid between the age of 4 and 14 was playing with a toy gun. Obviously mostly boys, but also girls, beautifully dressed up for a big lunch with the family, draggled plastic rifles along with them. There are more than one billion firearms on this planet, more than 300,000 child soldiers are fighting with real guns and still almost every little boy wants to be a cowboy at some stage. Weird.
If you read about whether kids should have toy guns or not, you come across different, partially extreme opinions. No matter how you think, sights like the one in the picture are disturbing, especially in a country like Lebanon with its recent history of conflicts.