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Ghana 2012 Ramadan Public Holidays

Source: Ghana Government Portal (Accra)
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2012


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.

In his aforementioned announcement, however, the Minister of the Interior added that, in view of the fact that August 19 fell on a Sunday, the President of Ghana had issued an Executive Instrument declaring Monday, August 20, 2012, as an additional non-working public holiday in Ghana.

In the past, except for last year (2011-08-26), Ghana had either declared Muslim public holidays early (2008-09-25 and 2007-12-15) as do Nigeria and Libya, or on a more middle-of-the-road date that follows the Saudi Arabian announcements (2010-09-07, 2009-09-15, 2008-12-03 and 2007-10-10).

The aforementioned declaration of Sunday, August 19, 2012, as the date of the 2012 Eid-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday in Ghana is in line with past announcements.


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