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Bank and Public Holidays for Ghana

Related and neighboring countries: Africa Burkina Faso Côte d'Ivoire Togo

Ghana bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2014, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers. The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use.

May ⇒ Dec. 2014

Holiday Name
Thu May Day
Sun Africa Unity Day
Mon Africa Unity Day Holiday
Tue Republic Day
Mon Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Sun Founders' Day (Kwame Nkrumah's Birthday)
Mon Founders' Day Holiday
Sat Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Mon Eid al Adha Holiday
Fri Farmers' Day
Thu Christmas Day
Fri Boxing Day
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Recent News and Updates

01 Oct 2014 Ghana 2014 Eidul-Adha Public Holidays (Ghana Government Portal-Accra) Ghana's Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur, acting as President of the Republic, has announced that Monday, October 6, 2014, had been declared as the date of the 2014 Eidul-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday in Ghana.  19 Sep 2014 Ghana Public Holiday September 22 (Ghana News Agency-Accra) Ghana's new Minister of the Interior, Mark Woyongo, has announced that, earlier today, Ghana's President had declared Monday, September 22, 2014, as an additional statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of the upcoming Birthday of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah annual public holiday.  21 Jul 2014 Ghana 2014 Ramadan Public Holiday (Ghana Government Portal-Accra) Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Kwesi Ahwoi, has announced that Monday, July 28, 2014, had been declared as the date of the 2014 annual Eid-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday in Ghana.  27 Jun 2014 Ghana Public Holiday July 1st (Ghana News Agency-Accra) Ghana's Deputy Minister of the Interior, James Agalga, has announced that Tuesday, July 1st, 2014, was an annual statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of the upcoming Republic Day annual public holiday.  16 Apr 2014 Ghana 2014 Easter Public Holidays (Ghana News Agency-Accra) Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Kwesi Ahwoi, has announced that Friday, April 18, and Monday, April 21, 2014, had been declared a statutory non-working public holidays in Ghana on account of the upcoming annual Good Friday and Easter Monday public holidays in Ghana.  03 Mar 2014 Ghana 2014 Independence Public Holiday (Ghana News Agency-Accra) Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Kwesi Ahwoi, has announced that Thursday, March 6, 2014, had once again been declared a statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of the upcoming annual Independence Day public holiday.  02 Jan 2014 Ghana 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Ghana Government Portal-Accra) Ghana's government has released its official list of annual non-working public holidays in Ghana for the calendar year 2014.  20 Dec 2013 Ghana 2013-2014 Year-End Public Holidays (Ghana Government Portal-Accra) Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Kwesi Ahwoi, has issued the usual statement setting forth the official non-working public holidays in Ghana for the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014.  11 Oct 2013 Ghana 2013 Eidul-Adha Public Holiday Announced (Ghana Government Portal-Accra) Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Kwesi Ahwoi, has announced that Tuesday, October 15, 2013, had been declared as the date of the 2013 Eidul-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual public holiday in Ghana.  20 Sep 2013 Ghana Public Holiday September 23 (Ghana News Agency-Accra) Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Kwesi Ahwoi, has announced that, earlier today, President John Dramani Mahama had declared Monday, September 23, 2013, as an additional statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of the upcoming Birthday of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah annual public holiday.  20 Feb 2013 Ghana September 21 Public Holiday Finally Tabled (Ghana News Agency-Accra) The Government of Ghana has finally submitted a bill to Parliament to amend the Public Holidays Act to include the birthday of Kwame Nkrumah as a statutory non-working public holiday, to be observed annually on the 21st of September.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Ghana public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Ghana are regulated by section 1 of the Public Holidays Act, 2001 (Act 601), which replaced the 1995 Public Holiday (Amendment) Act (Act 507), which in turn had amended the Public Holidays Law, 1988 (PNDCL 220).  Eid al Fitr was made a public holiday in Ghana following the 1995 Public Holiday (Amendment) Act (Act 507).  Farmers' Day: Employing around 60 percent of Ghana’s work force, agriculture is a labour-intensive sector, and farming still accounts for some 37 percent of Ghana’s gross domestic product, and 35 percent of its export earnings. The first Farmers' Day, in Ghana, was held at Osino in the Eastern Region, in 1985 .  June 4: June 4 was a public holiday until 2000 when it was removed from the list of public holidays by the NPP (New Patriotic Party). A last-ditch effort was made in late-May 2001, by the NDC (National Democratic Congress) to restore it, but the amendment failed to pass on June 1, 2001, and the issue has not resurfaced seriously since then.  Ghana International Codes GH and GHA (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .gh (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Ghana information and news: Bank of Ghana (Ghana central bank), ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Ghana maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Ghana), and Wikipedia (includes Ghana commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Ghana, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Ghana, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Ghana.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Ghana that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Ghana were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42°N, longitude, 39.82°E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2014 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Ghana, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Ghana, before planning any trip to Ghana. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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