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Business Practices in Ghana

Opening hours and bank holidays

General Information
Opening Hours and Days
Working hours start early in private firms at around 8:00 and can last until 18:30, with the exception of banks that close at 16:00. Public institutions are usually open from 9:00 to 17:00. Stores and some banks may be open on Saturdays from 8:00 to 13:00 whereas most businesses are closed on Sundays.

Public Holidays

New Year's Day 1 January
Constitution Day 7 January
Independence Day 6 March
Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
May Day 1 May
African Unity Day 25 May
Eid ul-Fitr Varies according to lunar calendar
Republic Day 1 July
Eid ul-Adha Varies according to lunar calendar
Founders Day 21 September
Farmer's Day First Friday of December
Christmas 25 December
Boxing Day 26 December
Holiday Compensation
If a public holiday falls on a weekend the following Monday is declared a holiday.

Periods When Companies Usually Close

Closure for Easter End of March - Early April
Closure for Christmas End of December

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