July 1st no longer a public holiday


The Republic Day of July 1st is no longer a public holiday following President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s assent to the Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2019. A statement signed and issued by the Minister of Interior, Mr Ambrose Dery on Wednesday May 8th announced that President Akufo-Addo assented to the new Act on April 16th 2019.

“The President of Republic of Ghana, His Excellency, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo assented to the Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2019, (Act 986) on April 16th 2019,” it said.

The Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2019, (Act 986) states, Statutory Public Holidays and Commemorative days are as follows:

National holidays in Ghana in 2019

TuesdayJan 01New Year’s Day
MondayJan 07Constitution Day
WednesdayMar 06Independence DayNational Day
FridayApr 19Good FridayFriday before Easter Sunday
MondayApr 22Easter Monday
WednesdayMay 01Workers’ DayInternational Workers’ Day
SaturdayMay 25African Union DayCommemorative Day
WednesdayJun 05Eid ul-FitrEnd of Ramadan
MondayJul 01Republic DayCommemorative Day
SundayAug 04Founders’ Day
MondayAug 12Eidul-AdhaFeast of the Sacrifice
SaturdaySep 21Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day
FridayDec 06Farmer’s Day1st Friday in December
WednesdayDec 25Christmas Day
ThursdayDec 26Boxing Day