Friday, January 1, 2021, which marks New Year’s Day, and Thursday, January 7, 2021, which marks Constitution Day, were announced by the Ministry of Interior as official public holidays.
“should be observed as such throughout the country” should be observed throughout the country as such.
Constitution Day, first held in 2019, is to remind Ghanaians of their devotion to upholding the values of the rule of law, constitutionalism, and democracy.
More specifically, the day is to inform the people of their mutual contribution to an uninterrupted civil order system.
The government introduced a bill to Parliament in December 2018 to amend the Public Holidays Act, 2001 (Act 601) to add January 7 as a public statutory holiday.
It made July 1 a commemorative day, previously marked as the Republic Day and general holiday.