Every 21 September is Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day in Ghana.
This holiday commemorates the birthday of Ghana’s main independence leader, first prime minister, and first president, Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah.
This holiday on 21 September was previously known as Founders’ Day.
However, there has long been a movement in Ghana to celebrate 4 August as Founders’ Day instead of or in addition to 21 September.
This is because there were six main independence leaders, not just one.
And many others contributed to securing Ghana’s freedom as well.
This movement has succeeded, and the holiday on 21 September has now been renamed as Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day, with a new public holiday on 4 August added to the national calendar.
German Football Club side Borussia Dortmund today, celebrated with Ghana on Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day with an official tweet which read,
“#KwameNkrumahMemorialDay to all our firends and family in Ghana!”.
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) September 21, 2020
By: Kwaku Oduro