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The celebrations typically begin with a national flag-raising ceremony at Independence Square in Accra, attended by the President and other dignitaries. This is followed by a parade of schoolchildren, security personnel, and cultural groups, who showcase Ghana’s rich heritage and diversity through traditional music, dance, and costumes.

This day is also marked by various cultural and sporting events, including music festivals, football matches, and street parties. It is also an occasion for people to reflect on the country’s progress since gaining independence and to renew their commitment to building a prosperous and peaceful nation.