Public & National Holidays in Ghana

Ghana, officially known as Republic of Ghana, is a country in West Africa, bordered by Ivory Coast from the West, Burkina Faso from the North, Togo from the East and the Gulf of Guinea from the South. The official language of the country is English. Christianity is the country’s largest religion, while Islam is the country’s second largest religion. Relations between the Christians and Muslims in Ghana are peaceful, and both respect each other’s spiritual and religion norms.

Public & National Holidays observed in Ghana are as follows:

Instructions

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    Holidays in January:


    New Year:

    New Year is a national holiday in Ghana to celebrate the commencement of the new Gregorian year. It is celebrated on January 1 annually with extreme passion and energy.

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    Holidays in March:


    Independence Day:

    Independence Day is an event that commemorates the anniversary of a Nation’s assumption of independent statehood. In Ghana, the Independence Day is celebrated on March 6, as they won their freedom from United Kingdom on March 6, 1957.

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    Holidays in April:


    Good Friday:

    Good Friday is observed on various dates, usually late in March or at the start of April. It is a religious holiday in most of the Christian dominated countries, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It is a national holiday in Ghana.

    Easter Monday:

    Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday, and is a national holiday in Ghana, celebrated usually late in March or at the start of April.

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    Holidays in May:


    Labour Day:

    Labour Day is celebrated to commemorate the achievements and hard works of workers. It is a national holiday in Ghana, and is celebrated on May 1 annually.

    Africa Day:

    Africa Day is a national holiday in Ghana, and is celebrated on May 25 annually to honour the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity.

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    Holidays in July:


    Republic Day:

    Republic Day is a national holiday in Ghana to commemorate the day when they became Republics. It is celebrated on July 1.

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    Holidays in September:


    Founder’s Day:

    Founder’s Day is celebrated in Ghana to commemorate the birthday of their nation’s founder, Kwame Nkrumah. It is a national holiday, and is celebrated on September 21.

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    Holidays in December:


    Farmer’s Day:

    Farmer’s Day is a national holiday in Ghana to commemorate the nation’s hard working farmers. It is celebrated on December 1.

    Christmas Day:

    Christmas Day is a national holiday in all of the Christian dominated countries in the world. It is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25.

    Boxing Day:

    Boxing Day is the day following Christmas Day, and is a national holiday in Ghana as well as many other countries. It is celebrated on December 26.

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