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Ghana has Thirteen(13) Statutory Public Holidays. Find out which days and dates they are

Each country across the globe has specific and special days which are set as free days for the country. Holidays are extended period of leisure and recreation, especially one spent away from home or in travelling.

This is called a holiday. During these days, most workers and students do not go to school. They stay in their homes to observe those days.

In Ghana, there are thirteen statutory holidays which are observed each and every year. Let us take a look at these thirteen holidays.


#1. 1st January

This date represent the first day of a new year and it is observed in Ghana as a Holiday.


#2. 7th January

This date is observed as a holiday to observe Ghana's constitution day.


#3. 6th March

This day is observed as Ghana's independence day which started in 1957.

#4. 2nd April

This is a worldwide holiday which is observed on Fridays. It is a great day for Christians which is observed as Good Friday.


#5. 5th April

This is the Easter Monday. The date is subject to change. It is usually observed on the first Monday of April.


#6. 1st May

This is workers day for all hardworking Ghanaian workers.


#7. 12th May

This is a day for Muslims. It is known as Eid al-Fitr. It marks the end of the Ramadan.

This date is subject to change.


#8. 19th July

Eid al-Adha is observed on this day. However this date is subject to change depending on the calendar of the Islam community.


#9. 4th August

Founders day is celebrated on this day. It is used to remember Ghanaians Big Six.


#10. 21st September

This day is observed to remember Ghana's first president in the name of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

#11. 3rd December.

It is also observed for Farmers. It is Farmers Day on this date.


#12. 25th December

This is the Christmas Day for Christians. It is a worldwide hoiliday observed every year.


#13. 26th December

This day is observed a day after Christmas. This day is known as Boxing Day.


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