July 1st no longer a public holiday

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July 1st no longer a public holiday

by Public Holiday News

Accra, May 8th 2019

The Republic Day of July 1st is no longer a public holiday following President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's assent to the Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2019. A statement signed and issued by the Minister of Interior, Mr Ambrose Dery on Wednesday May 8th announced that President Akufo-Addo assented to the new Act on April 16th 2019.

"The President of Republic of Ghana, His Excellency, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo assented to the Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2019, (Act 986) on April 16th 2019," it said.

The Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2019, (Act 986) states, Statutory Public Holidays and Commemorative days are as follows:

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National holidays in Ghana in 2019

Weekday Date Holiday Comments
Tuesday New Year's Day
Monday Constitution Day
Wednesday Independence Day National Day
Friday Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday Easter Monday
Wednesday Workers' Day International Workers' Day
Saturday African Union Day Commemorative Day
Wednesday Eid ul-Fitr End of Ramadan
Monday Republic Day Commemorative Day
Sunday Founders' Day
Monday Founders' Day (in lieu)
Monday Eidul-Adha Feast of the Sacrifice
Saturday Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day
Monday Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day (in lieu)
Friday Farmer's Day 1st Friday in December
Wednesday Christmas Day
Thursday Boxing Day

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