There are 13 public holidays in Ghana in 2023, three of which fall on weekends.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world. The holiday falls on January 1, 2023, and is observed on January 2, 2023.
Constitution Day is a public holiday in Ghana. The holiday commemorates the anniversary when the 1992 constitution became official on January 7, 1993. It falls on January 7, 2023, and is observed on January 9, 2023.
Independence Day, observed on March 6, 2023, celebrates the anniversary of the declaration of Ghanaian independence from British colonial rule on March 6, 1957.
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, April 7, 2023.
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 10, 2023.
Muslims worldwide celebrate this religious holiday, celebrating the end of a month of fasting. The holiday falls on the first day of Syawal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. The holiday falls on April 21, 2023.
May Day, observed on May 1, 2023, celebrates workers' achievements. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday falls on June 28, 2023, and it honors the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.
Founders' Day, observed on August 4, 2023, commemorates the contributions of all people who led to the independence of modern Ghana, notably "The Big Six", which refers to the six leaders known as the Founding Fathers of Ghana.
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day, observed on September 21, 2023, celebrates the birthday of Kwame Nkrumah, who was one of the founders of the political party of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC), and made important contributions to the independence of modern Ghana.
Farmer's Day, observed on December 1, 2023, is a holiday in honor of the hard work of farmers and fishermen. The holiday was introduced in 1988 by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to respect and recognize the farmers and fishermen in Ghana, who play an important role in Ghana's economy.
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.
Boxing Day is also known as St. Stephen's Day and is widely known as a shopping holiday in some countries. It falls on December 26, 2023.
The following is the list of public holidays in Ghana 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|New Year's Day Holiday||Jan 02, 2023||Monday||Observed|
|Constitution Day||Jan 07, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Constitution Day Holiday||Jan 09, 2023||Monday||Observed|
|Independence Day||Mar 06, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Apr 07, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Monday||Apr 10, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr||Apr 22, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr Holiday||Apr 24, 2023||Monday||Observed|
|May Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Adha||Jun 29, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Founders' Day||Aug 04, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day||Sep 21, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Farmer's Day||Dec 01, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Boxing Day||Dec 26, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
Please check the working days in Ghana in 2023.