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Ghana To Add Founders' Day To List Of Public Holidays
 
(Posted on Friday, February 20, 2009)

Source: The Ghanaian Journal (Accra)

Yesterday afternoon, Ghana's President, John Evans Atta Mills, announced that a Legislative Instrument will be sent to parliament to create a new, September 21, public holiday honoring Ghana's first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

This follows last month's call to make September 21, 2009, the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ghana's first president, Kwame Nkrumah, an official public holiday (30-Jan-2009).

Note however that, in 2009, September 21st is expected to either be the date of the End of Ramadan (Eid al-Fitr) public holiday, or a day in lieu public holiday to compensate it occurring on Sunday, September 20.

Last year, when the general elections clashed with the Farmers' Day public holiday (06-Nov-2008), the observance of the public holiday was moved by a full month. The same could happen this year, though it seems hard to imagine which of the 2 public holidays could be moved as the End of Ramadan public holiday is part of a series of Muslim holy dates that can hardly be moved, while on the other hand, September 21, 2009, is the 100th anniversary of the birth of President Nkrumah, and unlikely to be moved either.

We would therefore expect that an additional compensation public holiday might be declared on Tuesday, September 22, 2009.

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
Ghana bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (February 2009)
Ghana 2017 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Ghana 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Ghana 2019 bank holidays and public holidays
Ghana 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Ghana 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
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 2016-09-08: Ghana 2016 Eidul-Adha Public Holidays
 2016-01-01: Ghana 2016 Public Holidays Announced
 2015-09-16: Ghana 2015 Eidul-Adha Public Holidays
 2015-01-03: Ghana 2015 Public Holidays Announced
 2014-01-02: Ghana 2014 Public Holidays Announced
 2013-02-20: Ghana September 21 Public Holiday Finally Tabled
 2013-01-14: Ghana 2013 Public Holidays Announced
 2012-09-23: Ghana September 21 Public Holiday Update
 2012-09-19: Ghana Public Holiday September 21
 2012-08-03: Ghana Public Holiday August 10
 2012-01-25: Ghana 2012 Public Holidays Announced
 2011-09-19: Ghana Public Holiday On September 21
 2010-09-20: Ghana Declares September 21 Public Holiday
 2009-09-17: Ghana Rules Out September 22 Public Holiday
 2009-09-03: Ghana's President Confirms September 21 Public Holiday
 2009-06-04: Ghana's VP Confirms September 21 Public Holiday
 2009-05-21: Ghana Confirms May 25 Public Holiday
 2009-04-18: Ghana June 4 Public Holiday Update
 2009-04-06: Ghana Asked To Restore June 4 Public Holiday
 2009-01-30: Ghana September 21 Public Holiday Update
 2008-11-06: Ghana Clarifies 2008 Farmers' Day Public Holiday Status
 


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