Holidays in Ghana 2024

There are 13 public holidays in Ghana in 2024, 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, 2024.

Constitution Day
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, 2024, and is observed on January 8, 2024.

Independence Day
Independence Day, observed on March 6, 2024, celebrates the anniversary of the declaration of Ghanaian independence from British colonial rule on March 6, 1957.

Good Friday
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, March 29, 2024.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 1, 2024.

Eid al-Fitr
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 10, 2024.

May Day
May Day, observed on May 1, 2024, 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
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday falls on June 17, 2024, and it honors the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.

Founders' Day
Founders' Day 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. The holiday falls on August 4, 2024, and is observed on August 5, 2024.

Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day celebrates the birthday of Kwame Nkrumah, one of the founders of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) political party, and made important contributions to the independence of modern Ghana. The holiday falls on September 21, 2024, and is observed on September 23, 2024.

Farmer's Day
Farmer's Day, observed on December 6, 2024, 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
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2024, 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
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, 2024.

The following is the list of public holidays in Ghana 2024.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Constitution DayJan 07, 2024SundayPublic Holiday
Constitution Day HolidayJan 08, 2024MondayObserved
Independence DayMar 06, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Good FridayMar 29, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Eid al-FitrApr 10, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
May DayMay 01, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Eid al-AdhaJun 17, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Founders' DayAug 04, 2024SundayPublic Holiday
Founders' Day HolidayAug 05, 2024MondayObserved
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial DaySep 21, 2024SaturdayPublic Holiday
Kwame Nkrumah
Memorial Day Holiday
Sep 23, 2024MondayObserved
Farmer's DayDec 06, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Boxing DayDec 26, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday

Please check the working days in Ghana in 2024.

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