Ghana Independence Day

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2023 DateMarch 6, 2023
2024 DateMarch 6, 2024
Ghana Independence Day

Ghana Independence Day History

Ghana Independence Day celebrates the country’s independence from the United Kingdom. In 1957, Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah declared independence. The Minister was an innovator in Africa since Ghana was one of the first countries in the continent to reach independence. In 1957, Nkrumah declared that Ghana’s independence would be worthless if the entire African continent was not liberated. More than 30 African countries were inspired after Ghana’s movement and they would fight for independence in the following decade. Ghana Independence day is celebrated every year on March 6th.

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Ghana Independence Day Facts

  • Ghana was the first country to gain independence in West Africa from the British.
  • Ghana drafted their first constitution in 1946.
  • According to, Ghana was traditionally divided into three castes: royals, commoners, and slaves. Today this caste is still recognized however slavery is no longer prominent.

Ghana Independence Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Learn more about Ghana and its history atSouth African History.
  • Visit the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park in Accra Ghana. It is a memorial site for the first president of Ghana.
  • Watch a film depicting life in Ghana. Here are our suggestions:
    Azali (2018)
    Expecting Delays (2017)
    Gold Coast (2015)

Ghana Independence Day References and Related Sites

BBC: 1957: Ghana celebrates independence Facts about Ghana

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