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Ghana Ramadan Dates Update
 
(Posted on Sunday, August 9, 2009)

Source: 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.

The communique, released to the press by Sheikh Musah Abdul Kadir, the Chairman of Ghana's National Hajj Committee, at the end of the 15th National Annual Ramadan Conference, in Kumasi, also asked the government to extend the public holiday for the Eid Fitr Festival from one to two days "since there would be difficulties and tiredness during the celebration in the first day".

The possible actual dates of the End of Ramadan public holiday were not mentioned in the communique, but, in the past, Ghana has either declared Muslim public holidays early (25-Sep-2008 and 15-Dec-2007) as do Nigeria and Libya, or on a more middle-of-the-road date that follows the Saudi Arabian announcements (03-Dec-2008 and 10-Oct-2007).

This year, whichever method is used by Ghana's National Hajj Committee, the End of Ramadan will fall on a weekend; either Saturday, August 19, or Sunday, August 20, 2009.

On occasion, in the past, Ghana has declared a day in lieu public holiday for Muslim public holidays that fell on a weekend (10-Oct-2007), which would mean an additional day in lieu End of Ramadan public holiday on Monday, September 21, 2009 (which is possibly what Sheikh Musah Abdul Kadir was referring to in his request for a second day public holiday).

However, Monday, September 21, 2009, is tentatively set as the date of the public holiday commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah (04-Jun-2009), which probably means that September 21, 2009, will be a non-working public holiday for either of those 2 reasons (or both).

Related links:

Ghana bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (August 2009)
Ghana 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Ghana 2020 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Ghana 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
Ghana 2022 bank holidays and public holidays
Ghana 2023 bank holidays and public holidays
 2009-09-15: Ghana Announces End of Ramadan Public Holiday Date
 2009-09-03: Ghana's President Confirms September 21 Public Holiday
 2009-06-04: Ghana's VP Confirms September 21 Public Holiday
 2008-12-03: Ghana Confirms Date Of Eid al-Adha Public Holiday
 2008-09-25: Ghana Announces Early Date For End Of Ramadan Public Holiday
 2007-12-15: Ghana Announces December 19 Eid-Ul-Adha Public Holiday
 2007-10-10: Ghana Declares October 15 Day In Lieu For Eidul-Fitr Public Holiday


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