Public holidays in Ghana
|January 1||New Year|
|January 7||Constitution Day|
|March 6||Independence Day|
|Good Friday||Good Friday|
|Easter Monday||Easter Monday|
|May 1||May Day|
|August 4||Founder's Day|
|First Friday in December||Ghana National Farmers' Day|
|December 25||Christmas Day|
|December 26||Boxing Day|
|June 5||Eid al Fitr|
|Eid al-Adha||Eid al-Adha|
- 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, with certificates and prizes, who excelled in their contributions to improve the agricultural sector. In 1988, the first Friday of every December was designated 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.
- The Constitution Day is a newly designated Public Holiday, which will be observed starting on 7 January 2019.
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.