Independence Day (Ghana)

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Independence Day
Ghana's 50th Independence Anniversary.jpg
Ghana's 50th anniversary parade in 2005.
Also called National Day
Observed by  Ghana, Ghanaian diaspora
Type National
Significance Independence from the United Kingdom in 1957.
Date March 6
Frequency Annual

Independence Day is an official state holiday celebrated by the Ghanaian people and the Ghanaian diaspora, which is celebrated on March 6. Independence Day marks the declaration of independence from the United Kingdom by Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah on 6 March 1957.[1] Ghana became the first sub-Saharan African country to achieve independence from the UK.[2] If Independence Day falls on a weekend, the following Monday will be observed as a holiday.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "5 Things To Know About Ghana's Independence Day". Retrieved 2018-07-10. 
  2. ^ "Ghanian Independence Day 2019". Retrieved 2018-07-10. 
  3. ^ "On This Day" BBC