Ghanaians will now enjoy 13 different statutory public holidays and two commemorative days as President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assented to the newly amended Public Holidays Act 2019, (Act 989).
The president assented to the amended Act on 16th April 2019, according to a release by the Minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery, which was copied to adomonline.com.
“Whilst the public holiday days would be observed as such,
the commemorative days would only be observed but not to be observed as holidays,”
the release stressed in part.
Below is a full list of the public holidays and commemorative days as assented to by the president and released by the ministry:
New Year’s Day – 1st January
Constitution Day – 7th January
Independence Day – 6th March
Workers’ Day – 1st May
Founders’ Day – 4th August
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day – 21st September
Farmers Day – 1st Friday in December
Christmas Day – 25th December
Boxing Day – 26th December
African Union Day – 25th May
Republic Day – 1st July