In Ghana, Easter is celebrated as in much of the rest of the Christian world. However, unlike the West, the commercialised aspects of easter are conspicuously absent. Instead, there is a religious emphasis to Easter time, with some cultural activities mixed in as well.
|2020||10 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|13 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|2021||2 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|5 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
Most churches in Ghana will hold services on Good Friday and on Easter Sunday during Holy Week, while Presbyterian churches tend to also hold a gospel outreach service on Easter Monday.
Charismatic churches typically hold large conventions or special Easter retreats and prayer meetings that last a whole day or longer. And it is also common for youth of different denominations to go to “Easter camp” this time of year.
One strikingly distinct event in Ghana at Easter time is the annual paragliding festival held in the town of Kwahu. There is also a huge picnic and lots of food and entertainment.
Finally, giving to charity in the form of food or money and putting on special Easter parties for orphans, widows, prisoners, and the mentally handicapped is also common in Ghana.