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Ghana : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

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New Year's Day**Friday January 1, 2021Secular holiday 
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Christmas holiday (end)**Monday January 4, 2021School holidays 
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Constitution Day*Thursday January 7, 2021Secular holiday 
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mid-term holiday (beginning)Friday October 9, 2020School holidays 
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mid-term holiday (end)Monday October 19, 2020School holidays 
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Parliament recess (end)Monday October 19, 2020Special Events 
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Accra Marathon*Sunday October 25, 2020Sports events 
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National Farmers' DayFriday December 4, 2020Secular holiday 
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general electionMonday December 7, 2020Special Events 
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Christmas holiday (beginning)Friday December 18, 2020School holidays 
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Christmas Day*Friday December 25, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Boxing Day/Family Day**Monday December 28, 2020Secular holiday 
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New Year's Day -
Friday January 1, 2021

Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Christmas holiday (end) -
Monday January 4, 2021

School holidays : Ministry of Education
Beginning Sept 2018, all senior high schools (696) are to move from the current trimester system to the semester system
This new multiple track system makes the holiday calendar very intricate; please check with above links
calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education as well as Ghana International School terms
Education is divided into three phases: basic education, secondary education, tertiary education (universities and colleges).
Education is compulsory between the ages of 4 and 15. The language of instruction is English
Amount of instructional hours: 1134
Uniform required
Schools may remain open on Saturday
One of nine major, government-sponsored indigenous languages is a compulsory subject for pupils in elementary education
We carry all confirmed dates till Oct 2020 (some local variations)
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Constitution Day -
Thursday January 7, 2021

Secular holiday : Constitution Day

Mid-term holiday (beginning) -
Friday October 9, 2020

School holidays :

Mid-term holiday (end) -
Monday October 19, 2020

School holidays :

Parliament recess (end) -
Monday October 19, 2020

Special Events : to be confirmed

Accra Marathon -
Sunday October 25, 2020

Sports events : Http:// 2020 edition NOT confirmed

National Farmers' Day -
Friday December 4, 2020

Secular holiday :

General election -
Monday December 7, 2020

Special Events :

Christmas holiday (beginning) -
Friday December 18, 2020

School holidays :

Christmas Day -
Friday December 25, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

Boxing Day/Family Day -
Monday December 28, 2020

Secular holiday : The day after Christmas, the Feast of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr, is better known as Boxing Day. The term may come from the opening of church poor boxes that day; maybe from the earthenware boxes with which boy apprentices collected money at the doors of their masters' clients. "Tweede Kerstdag" applies to the Netherlands (second Christmas Day) and "Anden Juledag" to Denmark