Ghana - Holidays, Flights and Hotels
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Ghana is located on the Gulf of Guinea, only a few degrees north of the Equator. It is roughly the size of the state of Oregon. The coastline is mostly a low, sandy shore backed by plains and scrub and intersected by several rivers and streams. A tropical rain forest belt, broken by heavily forested hills and many streams and rivers, extends northward from the shore. North of this belt, the land is covered by low bush, park-like savanna, and grassy plains.
The climate is tropical. The eastern coastal belt is warm and comparatively dry (see Dahomey Gap); the southwest corner, hot and humid; and the north, hot and dry. Lake Volta, the largest reservoir in the world, extends through large portions of eastern Ghana.
The capital of Ghana is Accra with a population of 1.9 million people.
Brief History of Ghana
Formed from the merger of the British colony Gold Coast and the British Togoland trust territory by a U.N. sponsored plebiscite, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. A long series of coups ended with the ascension to power of Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings in 1981. His changes resulted in the suspension of the constitution in 1981 and the banning of political parties. A new constitution, restoring multiparty politics, was approved in 1992, and Rawlings was elected in free elections of that year and also in 1996. The constitution prohibited him from running for a third term. John Kufuor, the current president, is now in his second term.
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Public Holidays in Ghana
Monday January 01 - New Year's Day
Tuesday March 06 - Independence Day
Friday April 06 - Good Friday
Monday April 9 - Easter Monday
Sunday July 01 - Republic Day
Saturday October 13 - Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Friday December 07 - Farmer's Day
Thursday December 20 - Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Tuesday December 25 - Christmas Day
Wednesday December 26 - Boxing Day