Christmas holiday is celebrated worldwide by all Christians to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ, our Messiah.
It is celebrated annually on the December 25 and the following day December 26, is a Boxing Day which are meant to be days of church service, picnics or rest as we observe them as holidays.
The Boxing Day is a day where friends and loved ones share gifts among themselves to appreciate one another. Others choose to spend time by themselves having a sober reflection and finding ways to make the following year better.
This year, December 26 falls on a weekend, precisely Saturday, which makes the holiday less significant. Therefore, President Akufo Addo, by virtue of his authority and accordance with section 2 of the Public Holidays and Connotative Days, 2001 (Acts 601), has declared Monday, December 28, as a public holiday that should be religiously observed by all Ghanaians.
This statement was released and signed by the Minister for Interior, Ambrose Dery. The general public is also advised to take precautions against the deadly coronavirus and respect all protocols in order to stay safe.