New Year’s Day 2020 in Ghana

New Year 2020 in Ghana is a sight to remember! The country remains extremely drowned in the New Year festivities and hosts some of the world’s best New Year events and parties, thus attracting a lot of tourists and people from all over the world. The country is equipped with charismatic landscapes, gigantic skyscrapers and bubbling places to visit and explore. New Year’s Day in Ghana is observed with great passion, love and enthusiasm among people. Read more below to know some of the popular destinations you can visit with the onset of New Year and make the event more special.

When is New Year’s Day in 2020?


January, 2020


Is New Year’s Day a Public Holiday in Ghana?

New Year’s Day is a public holiday for the general population according to Ghana Holidays 2020. This means, offices, colleges, schools, universities, and several other academic institutions remain closed on this day.

Popular Destinations To Visit In Ghana For New Year

Ghana hosts some of the most tantalizing parties and New Year events such as Afrochella and private parties at Sandbox Beach Club for people to enjoy to the fullest. Even after New Year’s Eve in Ghana, celebrations go on for about one whole week. Although Ghanaians are religious and can be seen visiting Churches on the first day of New Year and seeking the blessings of the Lord for a prosperous year. Below is a quick list of places you can visit with your loved ones to make this New Year more special and extraordinary:

  • Kakum National Park
  • St. George’s Castle
  • Nzulezu Ghana
  • Kokrobite Beach
  • Busua Beach
  • Paga Crocodile Pond
  • Mole National Park
  • Lake Volta
  • Labadi Beach
  • Lake Bosomtwe

New Year’s Day Observances

Year Weekday Date Name Holiday Type
2019 Tue 1 January New Year’s Day Public Holiday
2020 Wed 1 January New Year’s Day Public Holiday
2021 Fri 1 January New Year’s Day Public Holiday
2022 Sat 1 January New Year’s Day Public Holiday
2023 Sun 1 January New Year’s Day Public Holiday
2024 Mon 1 January New Year’s Day Public Holiday
2025 Wed 1 January New Year’s Day Public Holiday

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Quick Facts

This year: Wed, 1 January 2020
Next year: Fri, 1 January 2021
Last year: Tue, 1 January 2019
Type: Public Holiday