Here is the full list of Statutory Public Holidays and commemorative days in Ghana for the year 2023.
What is a Public Holiday?
A public holiday is a nationally recognized and observed day, usually established by law, when most workers do not work.
Statutory Public Holidays in Ghana
In accordance with the country’s constitution, some days are set aside as statutory holidays in Ghana. A statement detailing the government’s plans for celebrating the holidays this year has been issued by the Ministry of the Interior. It is always important to know the dates in order to ensure proper planning of certain specific activities.
The 2023 Ghanaian public holidays are detailed below. The following tables list all of the legal holidays and commemoration days that will be observed in Ghana in 2023.
List of Public Holidays in Ghana 2023
Statutory Public Holidays
|New Year’s Day||1st January||Sunday|
|Constitution Day||7th January||Saturday|
|Independence Day||6th March||Monday|
|Good Friday||7th April||Friday|
|Easter Monday||10th April||Monday|
|May Day (Workers’ Day)||1st May|
|Founders’ Day||4th August||Friday|
|Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day||21st September||Thursday|
|Farmers’ Day||1st December||Friday|
|Christmas Day||25th December||Monday|
|Boxing Day||26th December||Tuesday|
|African Union Day||25th May||Thursday|
|Republic Day||1st July||Saturday|
- *** There are no fixed dates for the Eid-UI-Fitr and Eid-UI-Adha because they are movable feasts. The dates for their observation are provided by the Office of the Chief Imam in the course of the year.
In contrast to the public holidays; Commemorative days would not be observed as public holidays.
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