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Ghana Rules Out FIFA Public Holiday
 
(Posted on Saturday, October 17, 2009)

Source: 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.

This laid to rest rumours that started immediately after the game, as public holidays to celebrate football victories are common in Africa (19-Jun-2006, 09-Oct-2005, and 12-Oct-2008) and other parts of the world (03-Apr-2009, 10-Sep-2009, and 14-Oct-2009).

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Ghana 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
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 2009-10-14: Honduras Declares October 15 World Cup Public Holiday
 2009-09-10: Paraguay Declares September 10 Public Holiday
 2009-04-03: Honduras Declares Early Start For Easter Week Public Holidays
 2008-10-12: Gambia Declares October 13 Football Public Holiday
 2006-06-19: Ghana Declares June 22 Half-Day World Cup Public Holiday
 2005-10-09: Togo Declares October 10 World Cup Public Holiday


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