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Ghana Public Holidays News and Updates

See also: upcoming public holidays in Ghana and public holidays news and updates in Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Togo.

This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Ghana public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of September 2019, and covering calendar year 2020 Ghana public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Ghana public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Sep
  • 16
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  • Ghana Declares September 21 and 23 Public Holidays

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has declared Monday, September 23, 2019, as a non-working public holiday, as the annual, September 21, Kwame Nkrumah Day public holiday of Ghana, falls on a Saturday in 2019 ("The general public is hereby reminded that Saturday, September 21, 2019, which marks the day to observe the birthday of Ghana's first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, is a statutory public holiday").
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  • Aug
  • 8
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  • Ghana 2019 Eidul-Adha Public Holidays August 12

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has issued a statement indicating that Monday, August 12, 2019, would be a non-working public holidays in Ghana on the occasion of the 2019 Eidul-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice), and a statutory holiday to be observed as such, as the Eidul-Adha annual public holiday of Ghana falls on a Sunday in 2019.
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  • Aug
  • 1
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  • Ghana Declares August 4-5 Public Holidays

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - A statement by the Minister of Interior of Ghana, Ambrose Dery, announced that Ghana's President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, had declared Monday, August 5, 2019, as a non-working public holiday, as the annual, August 4, Founders Day public holiday of Ghana, falls on a Sunday in 2019 ("in view of the fact that August 4, 2019, falls on a Sunday, Nana Addo has by Executive Instrument, declared Monday, August 5, 2019, as a public holiday to be observed as such throughout the country").
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  • Jul
  • 1
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  • Ghana's NDC Vows July 1st Public Holiday Reversal

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), through its director of communications, Kakra Essamuah, has announced that it would restore the recently-canceled July 1st Republic Day public holiday of Ghana, if the NDC wins the next general elections in Ghana ("The NDC would want to assure all Ghanaians living everywhere that upon its assumption of office in January 2021, Republic Day will be accorded full recognition as one of the more important national days in our history").
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  • May
  • 31
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  • Ghana 2019 Ramadan Public Holiday

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's Government has announced that Wednesday, June 5, 2019, had been declared as the date of the upcoming 2019 annual Eid-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday in Ghana.
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  • May
  • 8
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  • Ghana Public Holidays Amendments Bill Gazetted

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has issued a statement that Ghana's President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, had assented to the Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2019, (Act 986).
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  • Apr
  • 30
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  • Ghana Announces 2019 Labour Day Public Holiday

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has issued a statement informing the public that Wednesday, May 1, 2019, had been declared as the annual non-working public holiday in Ghana, on account of the annual statutory public holiday for May Day in Ghana.
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  • Mar
  • 3
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  • Ghana Passes Bill To Amend Public Holidays

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - The Parliament of Ghana has approved the "Public Holiday (Amendment) Bill" despite a walkout by the opposition.
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  • Feb
  • 6
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  • Ghana 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's government has released its annual list of official non-working lay and religious non-working public holidays in Ghana for the calendar year 2019.
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2018

  • Dec
  • 28
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  • Ghana Public Holiday January 7

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - The Government of Ghana has declared Monday, January 7, 2019, as the Constitution Day public holiday.
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  • Dec
  • 14
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  • Ghana Bill To Amend Public Holidays

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - The NPP government of Ghana has tabled an amendment to the Public Holidays Act to cancel the Republic Day and African Union Day public holidays on Ghana, marked annually on July 1 and May 25 respectively.
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  • Sep
  • 19
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  • Ghana Public Holiday September 21

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has issued a statement informing the public that Friday, September 21, 2018, had been declared as the annual non-working public holiday in Ghana, on account of the annual statutory public holiday for Founders Day in Ghana.
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  • Jun
  • 29
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  • Ghana Republic Public Holiday July 2

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has declared Monday, July 2, 2018, as a one-off statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of the upcoming Republic Day annual public holiday, which falls on a Sunday this year, and should be observed as a non-working public holiday throughout Ghana.
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  • Jun
  • 14
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  • Ghana 2018 Ramadan Public Holiday

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has announced that Friday, June 15, 2018, had been declared as the date of the upcoming 2018 annual Eid-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays in Ghana.
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  • Apr
  • 22
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  • Ghana Public Holiday May 1

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has issued a statement informing the public that Tuesday, May 1, 2018, had been declared as the annual non-working public holiday in Ghana, on account of the annual statutory public holiday for May Day in Ghana.
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  • Mar
  • 23
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  • Ghana 2018 Easter Public Holidays

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, via Ambrose Derry, has announced that Friday, March 30, and Monday, April 1, 2018, had once again been declared statutory non-working public holidays in Ghana on account of the upcoming annual Good Friday and Easter Monday public holidays in Ghana.
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2017

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Ghana 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's government has released its annual list of official non-working lay and religious non-working public holidays in Ghana for the calendar year 2018.
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  • Dec
  • 27
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  • Ghana Public Holiday January 1

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has announced that Monday, January 1, 2018, had been declared as a statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of the upcoming January 1st (New Year Day) annual public holiday of Ghana.
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  • Dec
  • 19
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  • Ghana Public Holidays December 25-26

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has announced that Monday and Tuesday, December 25 and 26, 2017, had been declared as statutory non-working public holidays in Ghana on account of the upcoming December 25 (Christmas Day) and December 26 (Boxing Day) annual public holidays in Ghana.
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  • Nov
  • 29
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  • Ghana Public Holiday December 1

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has issued a statement indicating that Friday, December 1, 2017, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of Farmers’ Day, and that that day was a statutory holiday to be observed as such.
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  • Sep
  • 18
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  • Ghana To Change September 21 Public Holiday

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, has announced that he will propose legislation to designate August 4 as a new annual public holiday in Ghana to mark Founders Day, in the place of the current, September 21, annual public holiday of Ghana, marking the birth anniversary of Ghana’s first President, Kwame Nkrumah.
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  • Aug
  • 24
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  • Ghana 2017 Eidul-Adha Public Holidays

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has issued a statement indicating that Friday, September 1, 2017, will be a non-working public holidays in Ghana on the occasion of the 2017 Eidul-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice), and a statutory holiday to be observed as such.
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  • Jun
  • 19
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  • Ghana 2017 Ramadan Public Holiday

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has announced that Monday, June 26, 2017, had been declared as the date of the upcoming 2017 annual Eid-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays in Ghana.
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  • May
  • 17
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  • Ghana Public Holiday May 25

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has announced that the Government of Ghana had declared Thursday, May 25, 2017, as a statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of the upcoming African Union Day annual public holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 27
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  • Ghana Public Holiday May 1

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has issued a statement informing the public that Monday, May 1, 2017, had been declared as the annual non-working public holiday in Ghana, on account of the annual statutory public holiday for May Day in Ghana.
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  • Feb
  • 27
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  • Ghana Public Holidays March 6

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior has issued a statement, signed by the Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, reminding the public that Monday, March 6, 2017, will be a statutory public holiday marking Ghana's Independence Anniversary, under this year's theme "Mobilizing for Ghana’s future".
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2016

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Ghana 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's government has released its annual list of official non-working lay and religious non-working public holidays in Ghana for the calendar year 2017.
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  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Ghana Public Holidays December 27 and January 2

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Prosper Bani, has announced that Ghana's President, John Dramani Mahama, had declared Monday, December 27, 2016, and Monday, January 2, 2017, as a statutory non-working public holidays in Ghana on account of the upcoming December 25 and January 1 annual public holidays in Ghana, falling on a weekend.
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  • Nov
  • 26
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  • Ghana December 7 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Prosper Bani, has issued a statement indicating that Wednesday, December 7, 2016, had not been, and most likely would not be, declared a non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of that date's General Elections.
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  • Nov
  • 24
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  • Ghana Public Holiday December 2

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Prosper Bani, has issued a statement indicating that Friday, December 2, 2016, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of Farmers’ Day, and that that day was a statutory holiday to be observed as such.
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  • Nov
  • 3
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  • Ghana Public Holiday November 4

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - After 2 months of announcements by various Ministers of Ghana (Ghana's Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Netson Akatey, in September, and the Interior Minister, Prosper Bani, late last month) that Friday, November 4, 2016, the date of this year's moved Farmers' Day, would not be a non-working public holiday in Ghana, earlier today, Ghana's Deputy Interior Minister, James Agalga, announced that Friday, November 4, 2016, would in fact be a "statutory public holiday and must be observed as such".
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  • Sep
  • 8
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  • Ghana 2016 Eidul-Adha Public Holidays

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Prosper Bani, has issued a statement indicating that Monday, September 12, and Wednesday, September 21, 2016, were non-working public holidays in Ghana, and that both days are statutory holidays to be observed as such.
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  • Sep
  • 3
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  • Ghana November 4 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - The Public Relations Officer of Ghana's Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Netson Akatey, has issued a statement to the media informing them this year's National Farmer's Day, on November 4, would not be a non-working public holiday in Ghana.
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  • Jun
  • 30
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  • Ghana 2016 Ramadan Public Holiday

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Prosper D.K. Bani, has announced that Wednesday, July 6, 2016, had been declared as the date of the upcoming 2016 annual Eid-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays in Ghana ("The general public is hereby, informed that Wednesday July 6, 2016, has been declared a public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country.").
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  • Jun
  • 25
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  • Ghana Republic Public Holiday July 1st

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Prosper Bani, has announced that Friday, July 1st, 2016, was an annual statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of the upcoming Republic Day annual public holiday, and should be observed as a non-working public holiday throughout Ghana.
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  • May
  • 30
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  • Ghana Could Cancel May 25 Public Holiday

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - The leader of Ghana's Progressive People's Party (PPP), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has announced that if he wins the upcoming presidential elections in Ghana, he would act to cancel the annual, May 25, non-working public holiday of Ghana ("This will be on my hit list as the President of the Republic of Ghana").
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  • May
  • 24
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  • Ghana Public Holiday May 25

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Prosper Bani, has announced that the Government of Ghana had declared Wednesday, May 25, 2016, as a statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of the upcoming African Union Day annual public holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Ghana Public Holidays May 1-2

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Prosper Bani, has issued a statement informing the public that President Mahama had declared Monday, May 2, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in Ghana, on account of the annual May Day public holiday of Ghana falling on a Sunday.
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  • Mar
  • 17
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  • Ghana 2016 Easter Public Holidays

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Kwesi Ahwoi, has announced that Friday, March 25, and Monday, March 28, 2016, had once again been declared statutory non-working public holidays in Ghana on account of the upcoming annual Good Friday and Easter Monday public holidays in Ghana.
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  • Mar
  • 4
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  • Ghana Public Holidays March 6-7

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Prosper Bani, has issued a statement reminding the public that Sunday, March 6, 2016, will be a statutory public holiday marking Ghana's Independence Anniversary.
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  • Jan
  • 1
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  • Ghana 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's government has released its annual list of official non-working lay and religious public holidays in Ghana for the calendar year 2016.
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2015

  • Dec
  • 25
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  • Ghana Public Holiday December 28

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Deputy Minister of the Interior, James Agalga, has announced that Ghana's Minister of the Interior had declared Monday, December 28, 2015, as a statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of the upcoming December 26 annual public holiday in Ghana, falling on a weekend in 2015.
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  • Nov
  • 30
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  • Ghana Public Holiday December 4

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Deputy Minister of the Interior, James Agalga, has announced that Ghana's Minister of the Interior had declared Friday, December 4, 2015, as a statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of the upcoming Farmers Day annual public holiday in Ghana, to "honor gallant Farmers and Fishers in Ghana".
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  • Sep
  • 16
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  • Ghana 2015 Eidul-Adha Public Holidays

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's Deputy Minister of Interior, James Agalga, has issued a statement indicating that Monday and Thursday, September 21 and 24, 2015, are non-working public holidays in Ghana, and that both days are statutory holidays and should be observed as such.
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  • Jul
  • 17
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  • Ghana 2015 Ramadan Public Holidays Extended

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of Interior, Mark Woyongo, following its earlier announcement that Saturday, July 18, 2015, had been declared as the date of the upcoming 2015 annual Eid-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday in Ghana, has announced that Ghana's President, John Mahama, has by an Executive Instrument also declared Monday, July 20, 2015, as a statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana "because the Eid-ul-Fitr falls on a weekend".
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  • Jul
  • 13
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  • Ghana 2015 Ramadan Public Holiday

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's Ministry of the Interior, on the recommendation of Ghana's National Hilal Committee (NHC), has announced that Saturday, July 18, 2015, had been declared as the date of the upcoming 2015 annual Eid-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday in Ghana.
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  • May
  • 20
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  • Ghana AU Public Holiday May 25

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Mark Woyongo, has announced that, earlier today, President John Dramani Mahama had declared Monday, May 25, 2015, as a statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of the upcoming African Union Day annual public holiday.
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  • Jan
  • 22
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  • Ghana Mulls March 3 Public Holiday

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Centre for Local Governance Advocacy (CLGA), the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) and the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), have all called on the Government of Ghana to declare Tuesday, March 3, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Ghana, on account of the upcoming local level elections being held on that date.
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  • Jan
  • 3
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  • Ghana 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's government has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Ghana for the calendar year 2015.
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2014

  • Dec
  • 1
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  • Ghana Public Holiday December 5

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Deputy Minister of the Interior, James Agalga, has announced that Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Mark Owen Woyongo, had declared Friday, December 5, 2014, as a statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of the upcoming Farmers Day annual public holiday.
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  • Oct
  • 1
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  • 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.
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  • Sep
  • 19
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  • 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.
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  • Jul
  • 21
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  • 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.
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  • Jun
  • 27
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  • 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.
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  • Apr
  • 16
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  • 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 as statutory non-working public holidays in Ghana on account of the upcoming annual Good Friday and Easter Monday public holidays in Ghana.
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  • Mar
  • 3
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  • 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.
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  • Jan
  • 2
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  • 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.
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2013

  • Dec
  • 20
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  • 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.
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  • Oct
  • 11
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  • 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.
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  • Sep
  • 20
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  • 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.
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  • Aug
  • 5
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  • Ghana 2013 Ramadan Public Holiday August 8

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Kwesi Ahwoi, has announced that Thursday, August 8, 2013, had been declared as the date of the 2013 Eid-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday in Ghana.
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  • Jun
  • 27
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  • Ghana Public Holiday July 1st

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Kwesi Ahwoi, has announced that Monday, July 1st, 2013, was a statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of the upcoming Republic Day annual public holiday.
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  • May
  • 24
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  • Ghana Public Holiday May 27

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Kwesi Ahwoi, has announced that, earlier today, President John Dramani Mahama had declared Monday, May 27, 2013, as an additional statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of the upcoming African Union Day annual public holiday.
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  • Mar
  • 4
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  • Ghana Public Holiday March 6

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Kwesi Ahwoi, has announced that Wednesday, March 6, 2013, had been declared a statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of the upcoming Independence Day annual public holiday.
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  • Feb
  • 20
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  • 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.
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  • Jan
  • 14
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  • Ghana 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's government has released the official list of non-working public holidays in Ghana for the calendar year 2013.
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  • Jan
  • 4
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  • Ghana January 7 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Deputy Minister of Interior, Kobby Acheampong, has issued a statement ruling-out the declaration of a one-off non-working public holiday in Ghana on Monday, January 7, 2013.
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2012

  • Dec
  • 21
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  • Ghana 2012-2013 Year-End Public Holidays

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, William K. Aboh, has issued a statement setting forth the official non-working public holidays in Ghana for the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013.
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  • Nov
  • 29
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  • Ghana Public Holiday December 7

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, William K. Aboah, has declared Friday, December 7, 2012, as a non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of the annual Farmers Day annual public holiday.
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  • Oct
  • 29
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  • Ghana November 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, William K. Aboah, has issued a communique stating that the upcoming National Farmers Day, on Friday, November 2, 2012, is not a non-working public holiday in Ghana.
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  • Oct
  • 22
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  • Ghana 2012 Eidul-Adha Public Holiday Announced

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, William K. Aboah, has announced that Friday, October 26, 2012, would be a non-working statutory public holiday throughout the country on account of the upcoming Eidul-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).
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  • Sep
  • 23
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  • Ghana September 21 Public Holiday Update

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's President Mahama has asked the Minister of the Interior to introduce a bill into Parliament which would convert the current Executive Instrument (executive decree) declaring September 21st as an annual non-working public in Ghana, into legislation to add it to Ghana's list of statutory public holidays.
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  • Sep
  • 19
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  • Ghana Public Holiday September 21

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, William K. Aboah, has issued a release stating that Friday, September 21, 2012, would be a non-working statutory public holiday in Ghana.
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  • Aug
  • 16
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  • Ghana 2012 Ramadan Public Holidays

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, William K. Aboah, has announced that Sunday, August 19, 2012, had been declared as the date of the 2012 Eid-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday in Ghana.
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  • Aug
  • 3
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  • Ghana Public Holiday August 10

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Mohammad Mumuni, has announced that Friday, August 10, 2012, had been declared a one-off non-working statutory public holiday in Ghana to coincide with the upcoming burial of the recently deceased President John Evans Atta Mills.
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  • Jun
  • 27
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  • Ghana Public Holiday July 2

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, William K. Aboah, has announced that President John Evans Atta Mills had, by Executive Instrument, declared Monday, July 2, 2012, as a non-working statutory public holiday in Ghana.
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  • May
  • 18
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  • Ghana Public Holiday May 25

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, William K. Aboah, has announced that Friday, May 25, 2012, had been declared a non-working statutory public holiday in Ghana to mark African Union Day.
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  • Mar
  • 28
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  • Ghana Public Holidays April 6 and 9

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, William K. Aboah, has announced that Friday, April 6, and Monday, April 9, 2012, had been declared non-working statutory public holidays in Ghana to commemorate the upcoming holidays of Good Friday and Easter Monday.
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  • Feb
  • 28
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  • Ghana Public Holiday March 6

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's Minister For The Interior, William K. Aboah, has announced that Tuesday, March 6, 2012, would be a non-working public holiday in Ghana in commemoration of Ghana's Independence Anniversary.
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  • Jan
  • 25
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  • Ghana 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's government has released the official list of non-working public holidays in Ghana for the upcoming year 2012.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 21
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  • Ghana 2011-2012 Year-End Public Holidays Announced

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Benjamin Kunbour, has issued a statement setting forth the official non-working public holidays in Ghana for the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012, in view of the fact that both the upcoming Christmas Day and New Year's Day fall on a Sunday.
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  • Nov
  • 28
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  • Ghana Public Holiday December 2

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - A statement from Ghana's Ministry of the Interior, signed by Sector Minister, Benjamin Kunbour, has announced that Friday, December 2, 2011, had been declared a statutory non-working public holiday throughout Ghana on account of the upcoming Farmers Day.
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  • Nov
  • 2
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  • Ghana 2011 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays Announced

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - The President of Ghana, John Evans Atta Mills, has issued an Executive Instrument which declares Monday, November 7, 2011, as an additional non-working public holiday for the upcoming Eidul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).
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  • Oct
  • 8
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  • Ghana Teachers' Day Public Holiday Update

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - The Public Relations Officer of Ghana's Ministry of Education, Paul Krapah, has added his support to the current call to have Teachers' Day declared as a new annual non-working public holiday in Ghana.
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  • Sep
  • 19
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  • Ghana Public Holiday On September 21

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Deputy Minister, Kwabena Akyeampong, has announced that Wednesday, September 21, 2011, marks Founder's Day which will be observed as a non-working public holiday throughout the country.
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  • Aug
  • 26
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  • Ghana Declares August 31 End of Ramadan Public Holiday

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Minister for the Interior, Benjamin Kunbuor, has announced that his ministry had declared Wednesday, August 31, 2011, as the date of the upcoming Eid-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday in Ghana.
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  • Jun
  • 28
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  • Ghana Announces July 1st Public Holiday

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Benjamin Kunbuor, confirmed that Friday July 1, 2011, would be a non-working statutory public holiday throughout the country on account of the upcoming Republic Day.
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  • May
  • 20
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  • Ghana Declares African Union Public Holiday

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - The Ghanaian Ministry of the Interior has announced that Friday, May 25, 2011, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Ghana on account of the upcoming African Union Day.
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  • May
  • 2
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  • Ghanaian Calls For April 28 Public Holiday

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Upper West Regional Director of the National Commission on Civil Education (NCCE), Ben N. Banye, has called for April 28, Constitution Day, to be declared as an annual national public holiday in Ghana.
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  • Apr
  • 28
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  • Ghana Declares May 2 Public Holiday

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Benjamin Kunbuor, announced that Monday, May 2, 2011, had been declared a day in lieu public holiday due to the annual May Day statutory public holiday falling on a Sunday in 2011.
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  • Apr
  • 15
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  • Ghana Declares 2 Easter Statutory Public Holidays

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Earlier today, Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Benjamin Kunbuor, announced that both Friday, April 22, and Monday, April 25, 2011, had been declared statutory public holidays.
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  • Mar
  • 3
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  • Ghana Declares March 7 Public Holiday

    Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Benjamin Kunbuor, has issued a statement reminding the public that Sunday, March 6, 2011, will be a statutory public holiday marking Ghana's Independence Anniversary.
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  • Jan
  • 28
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  • Ghana Announces 2011 Public Holidays

    Bank of Ghana (Accra) - The government of Ghana has announced the official list of public holidays in Ghana for the calendar year 2011.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 15
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  • Ghana 2010 Year-End Public Holidays

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Martin Amidu, has reminded the public that Saturday and Sunday, December 25 and 26, 2010, as well as Sunday, January 1, 2011, are statutory public holidays in Ghana.
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  • Dec
  • 2
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  • Ghana Declares Farmers' Day Public Holiday

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Ministry of the Interior, Martin Amidu, has declared Friday, December 3, 2010, National Farmers' Day, as a statutory public holiday.
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  • Nov
  • 12
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  • Ghana Declares Eid-ul-Adha Public Holiday

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Ministry of the Interior, Martin Amidu, has declared Tuesday, November 16, 2010, as a statutory non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Eid-ul-Adha.
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  • Oct
  • 23
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  • Ghana Rules-Out October 25 Public Holiday

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Interior Minister, Martin Amidu, has issued a communique dismissing rumours suggesting that Monday, October 25, 2010, had been declared a public holiday.
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  • Sep
  • 20
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  • Ghana Declares September 21 Public Holiday

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Interior Minister, Martin Hamidu, has announced that Tuesday, September 21, 2010, would be a statutory public holiday on the occasion of Founder's Day.
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  • Sep
  • 7
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  • Ghana Declares Friday End of Ramadan Public Holiday

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Minister for the Interior, Martin Amidu, has announced that his ministry had declared Friday, September 10, 2010, as the date of the upcoming Eid-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday in Ghana.
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  • Jun
  • 28
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  • Ghana Declares July 1 Public Holiday

    Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Martin A.B.K. Amidu, has issued a statement confirming that Thursday, July 1, 2010, would be a statutory public holiday.
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  • May
  • 21
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  • Ghana Declares May 25 AU Public Holiday

    Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Martin Amidu, has announced that Tuesday, May 25, 2010, would be a statutory public holiday throughout the country, on account of the upcoming African Union Day.
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  • Apr
  • 28
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  • Ghana Declares May 3 Public Holiday

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Martin A. B. K. Amidu, has announced that Ghana's President, John Evans Atta Mills, had issued an Executive Instrument declaring Monday May 3, 2010, a statutory public holiday throughout Ghana.
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  • Mar
  • 3
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  • Ghana Confirms March 6 and 8 Public Holidays

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Martin Amidu, has confirmed that Saturday, March 6, 2010, would be a statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana.
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2009

  • Nov
  • 2
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  • Ghana Trial Census On November 8

    Ghana News Agency (Ho) - Ghana Government Statistician, Dr Grace Bediako, has announced that the trial census to precede the 2010 Population and Housing Census (PHC) will start on Sunday, November 8, 2009.
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  • Oct
  • 17
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  • Ghana Rules Out FIFA Public Holiday

    JOY (Accra) - Ghana's President, John Atta Mills, has announced that despite the win of Ghana's national football team in yesterday's final of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt, he would not declare a one-off public holiday to mark the occasion.
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  • Sep
  • 18
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  • Ghana Census Public Holiday In 2010

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of Finance, Dr. Kwabena Dufuor, who chairs the Steering Committee of the 2010 Census, has announced that the 2010 Population and Housing Census is likely to be held in the month of March.
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  • Sep
  • 17
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  • Ghana Rules Out September 22 Public Holiday

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Ghana's Secretary at the Office of the Interior Minister, Cecelia Pearl Agbezudor, has re-stated that only Monday, September 21, 2009, had been declared a public holiday, for both the celebration of Dr Kwame Nkrumah's birthday and the Eid-ul Fitr celebration.
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  • Sep
  • 15
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  • Ghana Announces End of Ramadan Public Holiday Date

    Ghana News Agency (GNA) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Cletus Avoka, has issued a statement declaring Monday, September 21, 2009, a statutory public holiday.
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  • Sep
  • 3
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  • Ghana's President Confirms September 21 Public Holiday

    Joy Online (Accra) - Presidential Director of Communication, Koku Anyidoho, has announced that Ghana's President, John Evans Atta Mills, will soon issue an Executive Instrument declaring Monday, September 21st, 2009, an official public holiday.
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  • Aug
  • 9
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  • Ghana Ramadan Dates Update

    Ghana News Agency (Kumasi) - Ghana's National Hajj Committee, has said that it would begin searching for the next New Moon crescent indicating the coming month of Ramadan, on August 20, and that if the Moon is not sighted on that date, then Saturday, August 22, 2009, would be the first day of the month of Ramadan.
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  • Jun
  • 30
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  • Ghana Confirms July 1st Public Holiday Status

    Ghana News Agency (GNA) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Cletus Avoka, has released a statement confirming that Wednesday, July 1st, 2009, is Republic Day, a statutory public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country.
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  • Jun
  • 4
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  • Ghana's VP Confirms September 21 Public Holiday

    Ghanaian News Agency (GNA) - Ghana's Vice-President, Mr. John Dramani Mahama, has confirmed that President John Evans Atta Mills would declare September 21 as a public holiday to mark Nkrumah's birthday.
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  • May
  • 21
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  • Ghana Confirms May 25 Public Holiday

    Ghana News Agency (GNA) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Cletus Avoka, has announced that the government of Ghana had confirmed Monday, May 25, 2009, African Union Day, as a statutory public holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 18
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  • Ghana June 4 Public Holiday Update

    Joy Online (Accra) - Ghana's National Democratic Congress, having recently returned to power, is pushing the President hard to restore the June 4 public holiday, which was abolished in 2001 by the New Patriotic Party government of John Agyekum Kufuor.
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  • Apr
  • 6
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  • Ghana Asked To Restore June 4 Public Holiday

    GNA (Accra) - A youth group with links to the ruling NDC has appealed to President John Evans Atta Mills to consider bringing back the June 4 public holiday.
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  • Feb
  • 20
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  • Ghana To Add Founders' Day To List Of Public Holidays

    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.
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  • Jan
  • 30
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  • Ghana September 21 Public Holiday Update

    GNA (Accra) - The Kwame Nkrumah Foundation (KNF) has renewed calls on Ghana's President, John Atta Mills, to declare a public holiday on September 21, the birth date of Ghana's first president, Kwame Nkrumah.
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2008

  • Dec
  • 3
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  • Ghana Confirms Date Of Eid al-Adha Public Holiday

    Ghana News (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Dr Kwame Addo-Kufuor, confirmed that this year's Eid-ul-Adha public holiday would be observed on Monday, December 8, 2008, as had been announced earlier.
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  • Nov
  • 6
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  • Ghana Clarifies 2008 Farmers' Day Public Holiday Status

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - The Ministry of the Interior of Ghana has issued a statement confirming that Friday, November 7, 2008, the date when, exceptionally, this year's Farmers' Day will be observed, is not a public holiday.
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  • Sep
  • 25
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  • Ghana Announces Early Date For End Of Ramadan Public Holiday

    Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Dr Kwame Addo-Kufuor, Ghana's Minister of the Interior, has announced that Tuesday, September 30, 2008, was to be the date of the statutory public holiday to enable Muslims to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan).
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  • May
  • 20
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  • Ghana Declares Day In Lieu For Africa Day Public Holiday

    Modern Ghana - Through an Executive Instrument signed by the President, Monday, May 26, 2008, has been declared a day in lieu public holiday to commemorate Africa Day which falls on Sunday, May 25, in 2008.
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2007

  • Dec
  • 15
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  • Ghana Announces December 19 Eid-Ul-Adha Public Holiday

    Ghana News Online - The Ministry of the Interior of Ghana announced that the date of the Eid al-Adha public holiday had been set for Wednesday, December 19, 2007, one day earlier than anticipated.
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  • Oct
  • 10
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  • Ghana Declares October 15 Day In Lieu For Eidul-Fitr Public Holiday

    Modern Ghana/GNA - The President of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor, has declared Monday, October 15, 2007, a one-off public holiday, since October 13, the date of the Eidul-Fitr Public Holiday, falls on a Saturday, in 2007.
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  • May
  • 19
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  • Ghana Confrims May 25 Public Holiday

    Ghana's Ministry of the Interior - Ghana's Ministry of the Interior reminded the public that, Friday, May 25 is Africa Union Day and a statutory public holiday to be observed throughout the country.
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  • May
  • 11
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  • Ghana Expected To Declare July 2 Public Holiday

    The Statesman - The Bank of Ghana has disclosed that since July 1 falls on a Sunday and is Ghana's Republic Day, it expects the Government to make the following day, Monday July 2, 2007, a public holiday.
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  • Feb
  • 28
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  • Ghana Declares Additional Public Holiday On March 7

    Ghana News Agency - President John Agyekum Kufuor has declared Wednesday March 7 as an additional public holiday (recall that Tuesday, March 6, which is Independence Day is a statutory public holiday).
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  • Feb
  • 1
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  • Ghana Urged To Declare September 21 Public Holiday

    The Statesman - Edmund Delle, the National Chairman of the Convention People's Party, has described as a must-do his view that September 21, the birthday of the late Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of the Republic of Ghana, be declared an official public holiday.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Ghana Declares January 2 Public Holiday

    GNA (Ghana News Agency) - Government declares January 2 a public holiday. In view of the fact that Eid-Ul-Adha, a statutory public holiday, falls on Saturday December 30, President John Agyekum Kufuor has declared Tuesday, January 2, 2007 a public holiday.
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  • Nov
  • 22
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  • Ghana Declares December 1 Public Holiday

    Ministry of the Interior (Republic of Ghana) - The Ministry of the Interior confirmed that Friday, December 1, which is National Farmers' Daywould be a statutory public holiday. A statement signed by Mr Albert Kan-Dapaah said the day should be observed as such throughout the country.
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  • Oct
  • 23
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  • Ghana Bank Holiday On October 23

    Bank of Ghana (Accra) - All financial institutions will be closed on October 23, 2006.
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  • Jun
  • 19
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  • Ghana Declares June 22 Half-Day World Cup Public Holiday

    News 24 - Ghana has declared a June 22, 2006, half-day public holiday for Thursday's match against the United States in the 2006 Football World Cup.
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2004

  • Dec
  • 15
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  • Ghana Declares December 27 and January 3 Days In Lieu Public Holidays

    The Statesman - Using article 3 of the 2001 Public Holidays Act, the government of Ghana announced this week that Monday, December 27, 2004 and Monday January 3, 2005 had been declared as public holidays.
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  • Nov
  • 26
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  • Ghana Declares December 3 Public Holiday

    Ghana News Agency (GNA) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Hackman Owusu-Agyemang, has announced that Friday, December 3, 2004, would be the date of this year's Farmers' Day non-working public holiday.
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  • Nov
  • 10
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  • Ghana Declares November 15 Public Holiday

    Modern Ghana - A statement from the Ministry of the Interior announced that the President of Ghana had declared Monday, November 15, 2004, as a public holiday.
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  • Oct
  • 25
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  • Ghana Farmers' Day 2004 Not A Public Holiday

    Ghana News Agency (GNA) - Ghana's Ministry of the Interior has announced that November 5, which is this year's National Farmers' Day, would not be observed as a public holiday.
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2003

  • Nov
  • 29
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  • Ghana Declares December 5 Public Holiday

    Modern Ghana (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Hackman Owusu-Agyemeng, has issued a reminder that Friday, December 5, 2003, shall be a statutory public holiday.
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2001

  • Jun
  • 1
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  • Ghana Cancels June 4 Public Holiday

    Ghana News Agency - Despite opposition protests, Ghana's Parliament has deleted the observation of June 4 as a statutory public holiday, effective immediately.
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2000

  • Oct
  • 27
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  • Ghana Farmers' Day 2000 Not A Public Holiday

    Ghana News Agency (GNA) - Ghana's Ministry Food and Agriculture (MOFA) has announced that this year's Farmers' Day, which falls on November 10, would not be a statutory public holiday.
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  • Mar
  • 1
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  • Ghana Declares March 27 Census Public Holiday

    The Government Statistician (Ghana Statistical Service) - The government of Ghana has declared Monday, March 27, 2000, a one-off census public holiday.
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1999

  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Ghana Declares Y2K Public Holiday

    GBC Radio (Accra) - Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Nii Okaija Adamafio, has announced that the government of Ghana had declared Friday, December 31st, 1999, as a one-off public holiday "to enable the banks and financial institutions to test their preparedness for the year 2000 computer problem".
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See also: Ghana bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Background Information (Ghana)