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Eid al-Fitr
Ghana

Eid al-Fitr 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Ghana

Eid al-Fitr is celebrated by Muslims in Ghana with much religious fervour and general merriment.

YearDateDayHoliday
202113 MayThuEid al-Fitr
20222 MayMonEid al-Fitr
202321 AprFriEid al-Fitr
202410 AprWedEid al-Fitr
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

The national holiday comes on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, immediately following the holy month of Ramadan and month-long period of fasting, prayer and devotion. It is one of the most important of all Muslim commemorations.

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Islamic month of fasting and prayer called Ramadan. It is a time of celebration, visitation of family and friends, feasting, mini-vacations, and giving food or money to the poor. Many in Ghana will attend communal prayer sessions at a local mosque.

Many also take the opportunity to go on pilgrimage to Larabanga, Ghana’s oldest mosque, visit Kumasi, the country’s largest Zongo settlement, or spend time getting in touch with nature at Mole National Park.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202024 MaySunEid al-Fitr
25 MayMonEid al-Fitr Holiday
20195 JunWedEid al-Fitr
201815 JunFriEid al-Fitr
201726 JunMonEid al-Fitr