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On March 6th, schools and businesses close across Ghana so citizens can fully participate in lively Independence Day celebrations. Major cities feature parades and carnivals filled with traditional music and national pride. Military members and children march together, waving the iconic national flag – a tricolour banner of red, yellow, and green emblazoned with a black star representing freedom and national spirit.

Ghanaian families gather to enjoy customary dishes like waakye, a flavorful rice and bean recipe, or jollof rice cooked with tomatoes, peppers, and Ghana’s signature spice blend. The mouthwatering aromas of Independence Day meals fill households from Accra to Kumasi.