Public holidays in Ghana

This is a list of public holidays in Ghana.

Public holidaysEdit

Date English name
January 1 New Year
January 7 Constitution Day
March 6 Independence Day
Good Friday Good Friday
Easter Monday Easter Monday
May 1 May Day
Eid al-Fitr Eid al-Fitr
August 4 Founder's Day
Eid al-Adha Eid al-Adha
September 21 Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day
First Friday in December Farmer's Day
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 Boxing Day


  1. Introduced by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, National Farmers' Day was organized as a day’s activity for the nation to honor its hard working farmers, with certificates and prizes, who excelled in their contributions to improve the agricultural sector. In 1988, the first Friday of every December was designated by the government as Farmers' Day and is celebrated as a statutory Public Holiday.
  2. With the exception of Farmers' Day which is always on a Friday, when these dates fall at the weekend, the following Monday tends to be declared a holiday.
  3. The Founder's day is celebrated in commemoration of the birthday of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana.[1]
  4. The Constitution Day is a newly designated Public Holiday, which will be observed starting on 7 January 2019.[2]

It is not mandatory that all Ghanaian institutions/organizations recognize public holidays. Institutions/organizations that are exempt include; The Ghana National Fire Service, food vendors, some category of hotels, health service providers such as hospitals, dealers in pharmaceutical products etc.


  1. ^ "Today remains Founder's Day - Mahama". Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  2. ^ "Holidays in Ghana 2019". Retrieved 2019-01-20.