List of National Holidays in Ghana
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is used in Ghana year-round, and there are no seasonal time changes, like Summer time or Winter time.
Because of Ghana's close proximity to the equator – only a few degrees above it - sunrise and sunset times do not vary much throughout the year.
The sunrise inn Accra, on average, is at 6 am and the sun sets at 6:15 pm with only slight variations depending upon the time of year.
The dry season brings days with slightly more daylight and the wet season has slightly less.
There are also two official Muslim holidays, Eid El Adha and Eid El Fitr (at the close of Ramadan), are determined by the lunar calendar, so the dates vary from year to year. Other holidays may be announced with relatively short notice.
January 1 - New Year's Day
March 6 - Independence Day (Independence 1957)
(Variable) - Good Friday
(Variable) - Easter
(Variable) - Easter Monday
May 1 - May Day (International Workers Day)
May 25 - African Unity Day
July 1 - Republic Day
September 21 - Founders Day (Kwame Nkrumah)
1st Friday in December - Farmer's Day
December 25 - Christmas
December 26 - Boxing Day
Please don`t expect "German Punctuality", from Ghanaians . Lateness is a way of life, and readily accepted. Meeting times, appointments, bus departures etc., none of them will begin at the scheduled time. Usually calculate with plus - minus 1/2 hour. This includes also STC (State owned bus company), as well as other meanings of transport. But, be in time on the airport! You will either "deal with it" or let your Ghanaian friends know that tardiness is something you can't abide with – then stick with your principles. Sooner or later, they'll catch up with you.