We headed off to enjoy the holiday for neither purpose really, but figured we'd head down to a friend's beach house all the same.
What we encountered however was a traffic jam like no other... Apparently the mosque had just let out and we turned down the wrong (or right!) road.
While JW cooled his heels in the stop-start traffic for about 45 minutes along a 500 metre stretch of road, I snapped happily away with my versatile iPhone...
Accra's Muslim community were out in full force in killer outfits.
Below - some of the scenes of the day:
A lady stops to buy some fresh paw paw (papaye) from a roadside seller.
Someone is watching me too!
This lady is dressed to kill! Great shades and earrings!
The guys move in groups...
And the ladies too!
Even the little girls are all dolled up for the day. Looking lovely.
A senior lady in some gorgeous cloth...
And new moms dressed up with baby in tow!
This young guy was all dressed up and had his prayer mat ready.
And finally - as we started to move and the throngs of people thinned - this truck drove by with a 'humbling' message...
Ramadan Kareem Ghana!