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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 2, 2023New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)Secular holiday
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    Monday January 2, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Saturday January 7, 2023Constitution DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 9, 2023Constitution DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Tuesday February 21, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday February 27, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday March 6, 2023Independence DayNational Day
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    Thursday April 6, 2023Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday April 11, 2023Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday April 21, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday May 14, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Friday May 19, 2023Aboakyer festivalEvents, celebrations...
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    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    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. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    School holidays : Ministry of Education
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    The 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 confirmed dates till Jan 2023 (calendar updated by the Ministry on Jan 22, 2022)

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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    Constitution Day

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    Saturday January 7, 2023
    Secular holiday : Constitution Day

    Constitution Day

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    Monday January 9, 2023
    Secular holiday : Constitution Day

    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday February 21, 2023
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    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday February 27, 2023
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    Independence Day

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    Monday March 6, 2023
    Secular holiday : Granted by the UK in 1957

    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday April 6, 2023
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    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

    Easter Monday

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    Monday April 10, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
    Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.

    Easter holiday (end)

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    Tuesday April 11, 2023
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    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Friday April 21, 2023
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    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday May 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

    Aboakyer festival

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    Friday May 19, 2023
    Culture : Www.ghanaweb.com A popular game hunting festival in central Ghana, the Aboakyer Festival used to involve hunting for leopard but the death toll was too great, and the tribe members opted for hunting bushbuck (an antelope) instead. The festival includes traditional dancing, hunting, colorful processions, brass bands and more. in Central Ghana 2023 edition NOT confirmed