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)
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