The upcoming Ghana Independence Day happens to fall on a Tuesday, but that’s no excuse not to celebrate it. For instance, there’s a wide variety of travel, shopping, eating, and sight seeing activities available. In particular, these are our top picks for spending Ghana Independence Day:
Six Ways to Spend Ghana Independence Day
Shopping at the Accra Goods Market
The Accra Goods Market is Accra’s premier pop up market for food, fashion and music. Hence, if you’re in Accra on 6 March be sure to pop by Crystal Park in East Legon for delicious food, drinks, and bargains on Ghanaian made artisanal and skin care products. In fact, with 56 fashion vendors and 20 food and beverage stalls at the market there will surely be something for everyone.
Celebrating Miriam Makeba’s legacy
Certainly, Miriam Makeba, fondly known as Mama Africa, was a well known singer, actress, and civil rights activist. Although she passed 10 years ago, her memory still lives on. We recommend you spend your Ghana Independence Day evening singing along to classics such as Pata Pata at the Abajo Culture and Art Cafe on the John Atta Mills High Street.
Visit Abajo Culture and Art Cafe’s Facebook page for more information
Taking a road trip to Cape Coast
Cape Coast is the perfect vacation city. Its historical sites and stunning beaches certainly make it ideal for a relaxed vacation. We suggest you spend Ghana Independence Day in Cape Coast with Sabary Tours, a travel and tour company. In detail, Sabary Tours is offering an all expenses paid day trip package to Cape Coast at the very affordable price of 60 cedis per person. Some highlights include a visit to the Cape Coast Castle, Kakum National Park, and to the beach. Sounds like a sweet deal! Especially as food and drinks are included in the package.
Enjoying the thrills of horsepower
Have you ever watched a polo match live? If watching a polo match is not on your bucket list, then it should be! Polo is fast-paced, thrilling, and intense, making it absolutely fun to watch! Spend this year’s Independence Day watching teams compete for The BMW Challenge Trophy at The Accra Polo Club. If polo is not your thing, then you can enjoy the BMW car show organized by the BWM Club of Ghana at the same location. The BMW car show starts at 2pm and the first polo match is at 3:30pm
Digging in to delicious brunch
What’s a Ghana Independence Day celebration without food? Enjoy a Ghanaian themed all-day Independence Day brunch at Vine Accra in Best Western Premier Accra Hotel. Show your Ghana pride by feasting on local delicacies such as red red, waakye, sobolo and palm wine. The brunch costs 195 cedis per person with alcoholic cocktails and 150 cedis per person without alcoholic cocktails.
Visiting a contemporary art exhibition
6 March marks the opening of “Stories I Tell Myself” an exhibition at Gallery 1957, a contemporary art gallery named after the year Ghana gained Independence, within the Kempinski Hotel in Accra. The opening begins at 5pm with the artist Florine Demosthene and Tarek Mouganie in conversation. There will be a cocktail reception from 6pm to 11pm.
No matter which activities you choose, we hope you have a fun Independence Day holiday!