Founders' Day in Ghana in 2019

Founders' Day in Ghana in 2019
Rural scene in Ghana Image by lapping , via Pixabay
  How long until Founders' Day?
This holiday next takes place in 14 days.
  Dates of Founders' Day in Ghana
2021Ghana Wed, Aug 4National Holiday
2020Ghana Tue, Aug 4National Holiday
2019Ghana Sun, Aug 4National Holiday
  Summary
4th August has been chosen as the date for Founders' Day as it marks two important events in Ghana's history

When is Founders' Day?

This statutory public holiday is celebrated on 4th August. If 4th August falls on a weekend, the following Monday will be observed as a holiday.

Prior to the passing of the  Public Holiday Amendment Bill into law in March 2019, the holiday on 21st September was known as Founders' Day.

History of Founders' Day

In 1874, Britain took control over parts of Ghana, naming them the British Gold Coast.

Britain was weakened by the efforts of World War II and following a rising desire for independence, Ghana was the first sub-Saharan African country to achieve independence, on 6 March 1957.

4th August has been chosen as the date for Founders' Day as it marks two important events in Ghana's history. It is the date for the formation of the Aborigines’ Rights Protection Society by John Mensah Sarbah in 1897, and the formation of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) in 1947 by J.B. Danquah and George Alfred "Paa" Grant.

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