Founders’ Day: August 4, 2023, declared public holiday.
The Ministry of the Interior in Ghana has officially declared Friday, August 4, 2023, as a Statutory Public Holiday in honour of Founders’ Day.
This day will be observed throughout the country as a day of significance and remembrance.
Founders’ Day is a public holiday in Ghana that is celebrated on August 4th. It was created in 2018 by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to commemorate the contributions of successive generations of Ghanaians who fought for the country’s independence from colonial rule. The holiday is also a time to celebrate Ghana’s rich culture and heritage.
On Founders’ Day, Ghanaians typically attend special events and ceremonies, such as parades, concerts, and educational forums. Many people also visit historical sites and museums to learn more about Ghana’s history.
The decision to designate August 4th as Founders’ Day was part of a broader initiative by President Akufo-Addo to reform Ghana’s public holiday system.
In 2018, he proposed amendments to the Public Holiday Act that would have eliminated three existing public holidays and introduced two new ones. The amendments were passed by Parliament, and Founders’ Day was officially designated on August 4th.
Founders’ Day is a relatively new holiday, but it is quickly becoming an important part of Ghana’s cultural landscape. It is a day to celebrate the country’s rich history and heritage, and to reflect on the sacrifices that have been made to build a free and independent Ghana.
Here are some additional facts about Founders’ Day:
- The name “Founders’ Day” was chosen to reflect the fact that the holiday commemorates the contributions of many different people who fought for Ghana’s independence.
- The first Founders’ Day was celebrated in 2018.
- The official colors of Founders’ Day are red, green, and gold.
- The national anthem of Ghana is often sung at Founders’ Day events.
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