Founder's Day in Ghana Date in the current year: September 21, 2016

Founder's Day in Ghana Founder's Day is a national public holiday in Ghana. It's annually observed on September 21, that is birthday anniversary of Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana and the father of this state. The holiday also commemorates other founding fathers of Ghana.

Kwame Nkrumah was born on September 21, 1909. He graduated Government Training College at Achimota School in Accra and became a teacher. Soon after he traveled to England and the USA. He returned to the Gold Coast (then-Ghana) in 1947 to serve as the General Secretary to the United Gold Coast Convention. In 1951 he became the first Prime Minister of the Gold Coast and led the state towards independence from Great Britain in 1957. He became the first Prime Minister of independent Ghana and soon its first President in 1960.

The major celebration of Founder's Day takes place in Accra. President and Prime Minister lay wreathes at the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park to commemorate the founder of country. The ceremony is attended by Nkrumah's family.

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