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Official Public Holidays

The Public Holidays Celebrated By The 4th Republic
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Public Holidays For The Year


New Year’s Day

This day marks the start of the year in the Gregorian calendar and it’s a public holiday in many countries including Ghana.



Constitution Day

This holiday serves as a recognition of the 4th republican constitutional dispensation of Ghana which started on January 7, 1993. This holiday is also to recognize the country’s effort to maintain and sustain the 4th republic over the years.


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Independence Day

This day marks the declaration of Ghanaian independence from the British colonial rule.



Independence Day Holiday

Independence Day observed due to March 6th falling on the weekend.



Good Friday

A Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death.



Easter Monday

A Christian holiday celebrated the day after Easter Sunday to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus.



May Day

This holiday is a commemoration of the achievements of workers and the labour force. It is recognized with a march past by various worker groups in all regional capitals.



May Day Holiday

May Day observed due to May 1st falling on a weekend.


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This is the second of the two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year. This honours the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael as an act of obedience. (This date is subject to change based on the day of moon sighting.)



Founder’s Day

This is a national public holiday observed to commemorate the contributions of those who led the struggle for Ghana’s independence, notably the ‘Big Six’.



Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day

This holiday commemorates the birthday of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first President. Prior to the passing of the Public Holiday Amendment Bill into law in March 2019, the holiday on September 21st was known as Founders’ Day. Founder’s Day is now celebrated with a public holiday on August 4th.



Customer Service Week

Customer Service Week is an international celebration of the importance of customer service and of the people who serve and support customers on a daily basis.


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Farmer’s Day

Farmer’s Day is a statutory public holiday in Ghana observed on the first Friday of December. It is celebrated to recognise the contributions of farmers and fishers to the socio-economic growth of Ghana. In election years, the Farmer’s Day celebration is held on the first Friday of November.



Christmas Day

A Christian holiday celebrated in remembrance of the birth of Jesus.



Boxing Day

The day after Christmas Day, celebrated as part of Christmas and used to wind down after Christmas Day festivities.




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