In a press release dated 8th May 2019, the president of Ghana his excellency Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo assented to the public holidays ammendment act 2019 (act 989) on 16th April 2019.

According to the press release special days on occasions in the Ghanaian calender has been devided into commemorative days and public holidays. While the public holidays will be observed as such. The commemorative days will be observed but not as a holiday.

The press release was signed by Minister of interior Ambrose Dery who is also a member of Parliament.

The public holidays which have been scraped off are the African Union day on 25th May and the republic Day on 1st july. They will be observed as commemorative days but activities and work will still be ongiong as it is no more a public holiday in Ghana .

The other public holidays however will be observed accordingly. They include

New year day on 1st January
Constitution day on 7th January
Independence day on 6th March
Good Friday
Easter Monday
Eid – al Adah ( Hajj)
Eid- al Fitr ( Ramadan)
Workers day on 1st May
Founders day on 4th August
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial day on 21st September
Farmers day on every first Friday in December
Christmas day on 25th December
Boxing day on 26th December


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