The Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, has declared Friday and Monday as public holidays to mark the religious observance of Good Friday and Easter Monday, respectively.
The announcement was made in a statement released on Tuesday, April 4, 2023.
The Interior Minister’s declaration provides an opportunity for Ghanaians to celebrate the religious significance of the holiday with their families and loved ones. This year, Good Friday falls on April 7th, while Easter Monday is on April 10th.
In the statement, the Interior Minister emphasized that these public holidays are “statutory,” meaning that they are recognized by law and should be observed throughout the country. This declaration will allow workers in both the public and private sectors to take time off from their work responsibilities to celebrate the holiday and participate in religious activities.
It is important to note that these public holidays are not only significant for Christians but also for people of all faiths who recognize the cultural and historical importance of the holiday. In Ghana, Good Friday and Easter Monday are widely celebrated with church services, family gatherings, and traditional feasting.
The Interior Minister’s announcement serves as a reminder of the importance of honoring our cultural traditions and religious beliefs. By observing these public holidays, we not only take the time to reflect on the spiritual significance of the season but also to reconnect with our families and communities
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