Although the principal streets and markets were unusually quiet, the roads leading to the beaches, especially those around Labadi, were heavily congested with vehicles.
There was heavy security, both uniformed and plain clothed, from the police and military at vantage points, to ensure free flow of traffic and also provide security to the holiday makers.
Thousands of people, from all walks of life, visited the beaches to swim and relax in the hot afternoon. Coast guards were well positioned to prevent people from swimming to the dangerous parts of the ocean.
The bar tenders sold alcohol publicly to under- aged boys and girls, while some deviants smoked in public with sheer disregard to the ban on public smoking.
Radio XYZ, an Accra-based radio station, organised a beach party at the La Bamba Beach as part of the activities to mark the Easter festivities.
The Client Service Manager of the station, Dennis K. Glah, told The Ghanaian Times that the various disc jockeys (DJs) at the station would entertain the public with nice local and foreign tunes.
He said various artistes were billed to performs and added that the purpose of the beach party was to enable the station to establish a bond with its numerous listeners.
At the St. Theresa’s Basic School Park, parishioners of the St. Theresa’s Catholic Church held a picnic to mark the occasion.
They ate, drank and made merry while the kids played in a balloon castle. The various societies and groups organised in-door and out-door games and competed among themselves.