The Ministry of the Interior has declared Tuesday, May 1, 2018 as a statutory public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country.
This was in a statement signed by Mr Ambrose Dery, the Sector Minister and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra.
|January 1||New Year|
|March 6||Independence Day|
|March or April||Good Friday|
|May 1||Labor Day|
|May 25||Africa Day|
|July 1||Republic Day|
|September 21||Founder’s Day|
|1st Friday in December||Farmers’ Day|
|December 25||Christmas Day|
|December 26||Boxing Day|
|variable Islamic||Eid al-Fitr|
|Feast of the Sacrifice|
- 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 who excelled in their contribution to improve the agricultural sector with certificates and prizes. In 1988, the first Friday of every December was set aside by the government as Farmers’ Day and is celebrated as a statutory Public Holiday.
- 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.
- The Founder’s day is celebrated in commemoration of the birthday of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana.
Public holidays are not mandatory for all institutions/organizations in Ghana. 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.