Public Holidays in Ghana

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Public holidays in Ghana list. Below are National public holidays in Ghana .

Public holidays in Ghana
Public holidays in Ghana

These are Ghana public holidays, national days observed nationwide in Ghana as declared by the Federal government or the supreme authority of the country.

Comprehensive list of public holidays celebrated in Ghana with dates (which may varies) and concise information on the origin or cause and meaning of holidays.


Ghana, formally the Republic of Ghana, is a West African country that recognizes and celebrates roughly 13 national holidays each year. Some of Ghana’s national holidays are based on religious beliefs. Because their festivities are based on the lunar cycle, these festivals frequently change in date each year. As a result, the Ghanaian government announces the exact dates of national holidays at the end of each year for the following year.

National holidays are compensated, non-working days across the country, according to the law.
Employers who require employees to work on a paid holiday must provide a substitute paid day off to make up for it.

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The Holiday Act also gives the president of Ghana the power to change a holiday’s actual celebration day if it falls on a day of rest. Saturdays and Sundays are considered relaxation days in Ghana. If one of these days falls on a holiday, the celebration is usually postponed to the following Monday.

Ghana is located on the southern coast of the West African bulge, with Togo to the east, the Atlantic Ocean (Gulf of Guinea) to the south, Côte d’Ivoire to the west, and Burkina Faso to the northwest and north. Accra, Ghana’s capital, is situated on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea.

Public Holiday

A public holiday, national holiday, or better still legal holiday, is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year.

Sovereign nations and territories like Ghana observe holidays based on events of significance to their history, such as the National Day.

The public holidays are generally days of celebration or commemoration, like the anniversary of a significant historical event, or can be a religious celebration.

Public holidays can fall on a specific day of the year, be tied to a certain day of the week in a certain month or follow other calendar systems like the Lunar calendar, Islamic calendar and others.

Ghana Public Holidays

In the Ghana , a federal holiday is a calendar date that is recognized and designated by the federal government of the Ghana as a holiday.

Every year on a Ghana public holiday, non-essential federal government offices are closed, stock market trading may usually be suspended, and every federal government employee is paid for the holiday as well.

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Institutions, such as banks, businesses, and schools may be closed on public holidays. In various parts of the country, state and city holidays may be observed concurrently with federal public holidays.

Below are the list of upcoming official Ghana public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays, regional public holidays, non-working national holidays and probably sectorial holidays.

Holidays in Ghana

Jan 01: New Year’s Day

Jan 07: Constitution Day

Constitution Day is a public holiday in Ghana set aside to mark the coming into effect of the 1992 Constitution and the birth of the Fourth Republic.

Constitution Day

Mar 06: Independence Day

Mar 08: Independence Day (in lieu)

Apr 02: Good Friday

Apr 05: Easter Monday

May 01: Workers’ Day

May 03: Workers’ Day (in lieu)

May 13: Eid ul-Fitr

May 25: African Union Day

Jul 20: Eidul-Adha

Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast in the Muslim calendar. It celebrates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael in submission to Allah’s command, before he was stopped by Allah.


Aug 04: Founders’ Day

Sep 21: Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day

Dec 03: Farmer’s Day

The first Friday of every December is set aside by the government as Farmers’ Day and is celebrated as a statutory Public Holiday

Farmer’s Day

Dec 25: Christmas Day

Dec 26: Boxing Day

Dec 27: Christmas Day (in lieu)

Dec 28: Boxing Day (in lieu)

*Meanwhile, if a non-working public holiday in Ghana happens during the weekend, then the Monday after would be non-working.

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Ghana public holidays listed above

We hope that this list of public holidays in Ghana gives you an idea of which work-free days there is, being a citizen of Ghana or a visitor or probably checking to know which date is which.