Check: Government Declared a Statutory Public Holiday in Ghana

The Ghanaian government has announced that Wednesday, June 28, 2023, will be observed as a Statutory Public Holiday to mark Eid-ul-Adha, a significant religious celebration for Muslims worldwide.

The declaration, signed by Ambrose Dery, Minister for the Interior, emphasizes the government’s commitment to religious inclusivity and recognizes the importance of allowing citizens to observe their faith.

Eid-ul-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, is one of the most important events on the Islamic calendar. It commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God.

Muslims across Ghana and around the world gather for prayers, engage in charitable acts, and share festive meals with family and friends during this joyous occasion.

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The announcement of Eid-ul-Adha as a Statutory Public Holiday reflects the government’s recognition of the religious diversity and cultural traditions that enrich Ghana’s social fabric.

By designating this day as a public holiday, the government aims to facilitate the peaceful observance of Eid-ul-Adha by Muslims and provide an opportunity for all Ghanaians to appreciate and respect the religious practices of their fellow citizens.

The decision to declare Eid-ul-Adha as a Statutory Public Holiday aligns with Ghana’s commitment to upholding religious freedom and promoting harmony among its diverse population.

It allows Muslims to celebrate their faith without constraints, ensuring that their religious rights are upheld and respected.

As the Eid-ul-Adha holiday approaches, Muslim communities in Ghana are preparing for the festivities.

Mosques will hold special prayers, followed by gatherings where families and friends will exchange greetings, give thanks, and share meals.

The holiday also carries a strong spirit of giving, with Muslims encouraged to distribute meat from the sacrificial animals to those in need.

The government’s recognition of Eid-ul-Adha as a Statutory Public Holiday serves as a positive step towards fostering a society that values and embraces religious diversity.

It reinforces the importance of tolerance, understanding, and unity among all Ghanaians, regardless of their religious beliefs.

On this occasion, the government urges all citizens to extend their warm wishes and support to their Muslim compatriots.

It is a time for reflection, compassion, and solidarity, highlighting the values that contribute to a harmonious and inclusive society.

As Ghanaians prepare to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, let us embrace the spirit of unity and respect for one another’s religious practices. May this auspicious occasion bring joy, peace, and blessings to all.

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