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Holiday Calendar for Ghana

Holiday Calendar for Ghana for 2018-2019 years
What should everyone know about Ghana? First of all this country should be a favorite among chocolate lovers because it produces the second most cocoa beans in the world. Also it was ranked as the most peaceful and the least corrupted Africa’s country. Ghana was the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence in 1957. The country is known as being home to thousands of poisonous snakes, over 650 butterfly species, many football largest talents and Cofi Annan. Yes, this prominent man is Ghanaian. Most of citizens of the country speak fluent English (one of the official languages in Ghana), tolerate others from different religions and have almost completely got rid of terrible barbaric practices such as witchcraft accusations against women. In Ghana there is the largest market in West Africa called Kejetia (located in Kumasi, the Ashanti region’s capital) which, along with National Parks and lovely beaches, are popular tourist attractions. So, Ghana has a large number of achievements to celebrate and many cultural and historical events to commemorate.

The list of Statutory Public Holidays, observances and notable events in Ghana for 2018-2019 years

December 2018

Wednesday 26 December - Boxing day (Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand, Canada, Kiribati, Nauru, Botswana, Ghana)

March 2019

Wednesday 6 March - Independence Day in Ghana (celebrates the independence of Ghana from the UK in 1957)
Monday 25 March - Engineer's Day (Ghana. 19-24 March in 2018. Every last full week of March)

April 2019

May 2019

Saturday 25 May - Africa Day (African Union)

June 2019

Tuesday 4 June - June 4th revolution in Ghana (1979)

July 2019

Monday 1 July - Republic Day in Ghana

August 2019

September 2019

Saturday 21 September - Founder's Day and National Volunteer Day in Ghana

December 2019

Saturday 7 December - Farmer's Day in Ghana (celebrated on the first Friday in December)

Ghana Festivals

There are more than 100 celebrations held in Ghana throughout the year. You can always catch at least one Ghana holiday or festival regardless of when you choose to visit the country. Most festivals are built upon long-celebrated practices, and are for honoring religion, ancestors, rites of passage, or harvest.
Bugum Festival
This "fire" festival is Islamic in origin and is primarily observed in Northern Ghana where the population is mostly Muslim. It is held early in January and and is often celebrated with processions and festive dancing accompanied by lively drumming.
Edina Buronya
This festival is celebrated by the Elmina people and is observed every first Thursday of the new year. This tradition dates back to the Dutch occupation and is essentially a version of Christmas. Some rituals carried out during this event include fish-catching, drumming and dancing.
Dzawuwu Festival
Dzawuwu Festival is held in February in the Agave region. It is a thanksgiving event marked by offerings to the gods and traditional dancing, as well as colorful gatherings of chiefs.
Gologo Festival
This festival is celebrated by the Talensi people (Tong-Zug). This is a pre-harvest event held each year in March. Ghanaians believe it to guarantee rain and a good harvest.
Willa
Willa festival is a celebration giving thanks to ancestors. It is held on 27th April at Takpo.
Bobum
This is an initiation rite celebrating girls becoming women. It is held in April in Krobo Odumase and Somanya towns to the north of Accra, the capital city of Ghana. Female tribe members deck themselves out in beautiful beads.
Aboakyir Festival
Aboakyir is a deer-hunting festival in Ghana that is popular with the local Winneba people. During this celebration in May, two competing warrior groups prove their bravery and strength by catching a live antelope.
Environmental Film Festival
This event takes place annually in June in Accra. Thousands of movie-goers attended the festival every year. It features documentaries and various other genres with themes always revolving around the environment.
Bakatue
This event marks the start of the new fishing season. It is held in Elmina on the first Tuesday of July and is celebrated with a grand procession that includes offerings, a regatta and attendance by the chiefs, which is topped off with merry-making.
Panfest
Held every two years in African countries in July/August, Panfest showcases different aspects of pan-African and Ghanaian culture. It is often commemorated with dance, music and drama performances.
Homowo
Homowo is a Ga harvest celebration. Local people offer festive food to their ancestors and gods before planting crops to secure a successful season. It takes place each May.
Damba
This festival is observed during three days in mid-September in the northern regions of Ghana. If you visit it you will likely see pageants and horseback riding displays.
Ghana Garden and Flower Show
The Ghana Garden and Flower Show held in september is designed to help beautify Ghana, enhance its green spaces and make it a pleasant habitat for its citizens while contributing to making Ghana a compelling investment and tourism destination.
Fetu-Afahye
Fetu-Afahye features a procession accompanied by drumming and dancing. It commemorates the first encounter of colonial visitors with Ghanaians. The festival is observed by the Oguaa people of the Cape Coast in September.
Dodoleglime
This historic November event is held in the Volta region. It marks the escape of the Ghana people from the tyrannical rule of invaders during the 17th century.
Hogbetsotso
Hogbetsotso is a colorful fiesta that is held in the town of Hinloga. It is celebrated every first Sunday of November with large gatherings, drumming and dancing.
Tuesday 11 December 2018
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Wednesday 12 December 2018
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Friday 14 December 2018
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Saturday 15 December 2018
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Sunday 16 December 2018
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Monday 17 December 2018
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Monday 17 December 2018
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Tuesday 18 December 2018
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Thursday 20 December 2018
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Friday 21 December 2018
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Sunday 23 December 2018
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Monday 24 December 2018
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Monday 24 December 2018
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Tuesday 25 December 2018
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Wednesday 26 December 2018
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Wednesday 26 December 2018
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Monday 31 December 2018
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Tuesday 1 January 2019
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Tuesday 1 January 2019
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