The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has declared Monday, August 12, 2019 as a public holiday.
This is because Sunday 11th August, 2019 which marks Eid-ul-Adha, is a statutory Public Holiday.
A statement issued on Thursday by Ambrose Dery, Minister for the Interior, explained, “in view of the fact that 11th August, 2019 falls on a Sunday, His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Ghana has by Executive Instrument (E.I), declared Monday 12th August, 2019 as an additional Public Holiday to be observed as such throughout the country.”
Eid al-Adha, also called the “Festival of the Sacrifice”, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. It honours the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command
Source: 3news.com | Ghana