Declaration Of Thursday 4th August 2022 As Public Holiday In Ghana

By | August 3, 2022
Declaration Of Thursday 4th August 2022 As Public Holiday

Declaration Of Thursday 4th August 2022 As Public Holiday

The government of Ghana has declared Thursday 4th August 2022 Founders’ Day for all citizens hence, demands its observation.

In Ghana, there are two (2) sets of holidays that are taken into consideration.
The Statutory Holidays and Commemorative Days.

The difference between these sets of holidays is how they are celebrated. The former is observed duly while the latter is not observed.

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Founders’ Day is observed to salute the hard efforts of the men that led Ghana to independence on March 6, 195,7 from the colonial masters.

Initially, the Day was dedicated to Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first Prime Minister of Ghana where it was celebrated on his birthday 21st September but it was later subjected to review.

The review made it a Day that should be dedicated to the “Big Six” that collectively fought for Ghana’s independence.

LIST OF STATUTORY HOLIDAYS IN GHANA

  1. New Year’s Day (1st January)
  2. Constitution Day (7th January)
  3. Independence Day (6th March)
  4. Good Friday (15th April)
  5. Easter Monday (18th April)
  6. May Day (Workers’ Day) 1st May
  7. Eid-Ul-Fitr (no fixed date)
  8. Eid-Ul-Adha (no fixed date)
  9. Founders’ Day (4th August)
  10. Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day (21st September)
  11. Farmer’s Day (2nd December)
  12. Christmas Day (25th December)
  13. Boxing Day (26th December)

LIST OF COMMEMORATIVE DAYS IN GHANA

  1. African Union Day (25th May)
  2. Republic Day (1st July)

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