Declaration of Monday, 11th July as a Public Holiday


The general public is informed of the Declaration of Monday, 11th July, 2022 as a Public Holiday in Ghana.

Declaration of Monday, 11th July, 2022 as a Public Holiday

Why is Monday a Public Holiday?

Saturday, 9th July, 2022 marks ‘Eid-ulAdha’ which is a Statutory Public Holiday.

However, 9th July, 2022 falls on a Saturday and therefore, His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Ghana has by an Executive Instrument (EI), and in accordance with section 2 of the Public Holidays and Commemorative Days Act, 2001 (601) declared Monday, 11th July, 2022 as a Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country.



This information was made known to the general public as a result of a press release by the Ministry of Interior, signed by the Minister For The Interior, Ambrose Dery (Mp). The statement was issued on July 6, 2022.

This declared Monday, 11th July, 2022 as a Public Holiday.

What is Eid ul-Adha?

Eid ul-Adha (‘Festival of Sacrifice’) is one of the most important festivals in the Muslim calendar.

The festival remembers the prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son when God ordered him to.

Eid ul-Adha is a public holiday in Muslim countries. In 2022, Eid ul-Adha will begin on the evening of Saturday 9 July and end on the evening of Wednesday 13 July.

Eid ul-Adha celebrates the time when Ibrahim had a dream which he believed was a message from Allah asking him to sacrifice his son Isma’il as an act of obedience to God.

The devil tempted Ibrahim by saying he should disobey Allah and spare his son. As Ibrahim was about to kill his son, Allah stopped him and gave him a lamb to sacrifice instead.

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