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Public Holiday: Independence Day

Date:                     Saturday, March 06, 2021
Organiser:              Government of Ghana

On March 6, 2021, Ghana will celebrate the 64th anniversary of its independence from England.

'At long last,Ghana! your beloved country, is free forever'. These were the words of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah on the declaration of the country's independence in Accra, Ghana.

Independence Day is an official state holiday celebrated by the Ghanaian people and the Ghanaian diaspora, which is celebrated on March 6. Independence Day marks the declaration of independence from the United Kingdom by Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah on 6 March 1957. The event kick-starts a series of activities scheduled to take place as part of the anniversary celebration.

The Independence Day Parade is being held in the morning from 9am at the Black Star square near the Accra Stadium south of Osu is observed by millions of Ghanaians. In the capital city of Accra, the nation celebrates Independence Day with a patriotic parade of school children, civil servants, and the armed forces. The President gives a speech of solidarity, and above it all flies the flag created in 1957, with its central black star representing the nation’s people. The red band symbolizes the journey to independence, and the yellow and green bands the land’s rich natural resources.

This year, Independence Day falls on a Saturday so Friday should be observed as a Public Holiday.

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