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Public Holidays in Odisha (2018)

Public Holidays in 2018

 

Name of the Festival Date Weekday
Type of Holiday
Vasant Panchami January 22 Monday  
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti January 23 Tuesday
Optional Holiday
Republic Day January 26 Friday
Gazetted Holiday
Maha Shivratri February 14 Wednesday
Optional Holiday
Doljatra March 1 Thursday
Optional Holiday
Holi March 2 Friday
Optional Holiday
Panchayati Raj Diwas March 5 Monday
Optional Holiday
Ram Navami March 25 Sunday
Optional Holiday
GoodFriday March 30 Friday
Public Holiday
Bank Holiday April 01 Saturday Bank Holiday
Odisha Day April 01 Saturday
Public Holiday
DrAmbedkar Jayanti April 14 Saturday
Optional Holiday
Maha Vishuba Sankranti April 14 Saturday
Optional Holiday
Pahili Raja June 14 Thursday
Optional Holiday
Raja Sankranti June 15 Friday
Optional Holiday
Idul Fitr June 16 Saturday
Optional Holiday
Ratha Yatra July 14 Thursday
Optional Holiday
Independence Day August 15 Wednesday
Gazetted Holiday
Idul Juha August 22 Wednesday
Optional Holiday
Janmashtami September 02 Sunday
Optional Holiday
Ganesh Chaturthi September 13 Thursday
Optional Holiday
Nuakhai September 14 Friday
Optional Holiday
Muharram (10th Day) September 21 Friday
Optional Holiday
Mahatma Gandhi Birthday October 02 Tuesday
Gazetted Holiday
Mahalaya October 08 Monday
Optional Holiday
Saptami of Durgapuja October 16 Tuesday
Optional Holiday
Durga Puja October 17 Wednesday
Optional Holiday
Mahanavami October 18 Thursday
Optional Holiday
Vijaya Dashami October 19 Friday
Optional Holiday
Lakshmi Puja October 24 Wednesday
Optional Holiday
Kali Puja November 07 Wednesday
Optional Holiday
Deewali November 07 Wednesday
Optional Holiday
Id-e-Milad November 21 Wednesday
Optional Holiday
Rasa Purnima November 23 Friday
Optional Holiday
Christmas Day December 25 Tuesday
Public Holiday

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Public Holidays in 2017

Name of the Festival

Date

Weekday

Type of Holiday

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti

January 23

Monday

Optional Holiday

Republic Day

January 26

Thursday

Gazetted Holiday

Vasant Panchami

February 01

Wednesday

Optional Holiday

Maha Shivratri

February 24

Friday

Optional Holiday

Panchayati Raj Diwas

March 05

Sunday

Optional Holiday

Doljatra

March 12

Sunday

Optional Holiday

Holi

March 13

Monday

Optional Holiday

Odisha Day

April 01

Saturday

Optional Holiday

Bank Holiday

April 01

Saturday

Bank Holiday

Ram Navami

April 04

Tuesday

Optional Holiday

Dr Ambedkar Jayanti

April 14

Friday

Optional Holiday

Good Friday

April 14

Friday

Public Holiday

Pahili Raja

June 14

Wednesday

Optional Holiday

Raja Sankranti

June 15

Thursday

Optional Holiday

Ratha Yatra

June 25

Sunday

Optional Holiday

Idul Fitr

June 26

Monday

Optional Holiday

Janmashtami

August 14

Monday

Optional Holiday

Independence Day

August 15

Tuesday

Gazetted Holiday

Ganesh Chaturthi

August 25

Friday

Optional Holiday

Nuakhai

August 26

Saturday

Optional Holiday

Idul Juha

September 02

Saturday

Optional Holiday

Mahalaya

September 19

Tuesday

Optional Holiday

Saptami of Durgapuja

September 27

Wednesday

Optional Holiday

Durga Puja

September 28

Thursday

Optional Holiday

Mahanavami

September 29

Friday

Optional Holiday

Vijaya Dashami

September 30

Saturday

Optional Holiday

Muharram (10th Day)

October 01

Sunday

Optional Holiday

Mahatma Gandhi Birthday

October 02

Monday

Gazetted Holiday

Lakshmi Puja

October 05

Thursday

Optional Holiday

Deewali

October 18

Wednesday

Optional Holiday

Kali Puja

October 19

Thursday

Optional Holiday

Deewali

October 19

Thursday

Optional Holiday

Rasa Purnima

November 04

Saturday

Optional Holiday

Milad-un-Nabi

December 02

Saturday

Optional Holiday

Christmas Day

December 25

Monday

Public Holiday

Raja Sankranti celebrations in Odisha?

Raja Sankranti is four-day-long festival celebrated in Orrisa. This festival is also called as Raja Parba or Mithuna Sankranti. In this four-day festival, the first day is called as Pahili Raja. The next day is Mithuna Sankranti, next day is Bhu daaha or Basi Raja. The fourth and the final day is called Vasumati snan. Of these days the second is observed as a Public Holiday in Odisha.
 
This festival is grandly celebrated in villages than in town and cities. Though this a four-day festival but it is celebrated for five days. The day before the first day of the festival is called Sajabaja which is preparation day. On this day people decorate their house, kitchen, etc. This festival is for especially for unmarried girls. So for this three days, girls take rest from work and wear new Saree and ornaments. It is also believed that the rainy season starts with this festival. On the three days of this festival, unmarried girls follow some customs like eating only uncooked and nourishing food especially Podapitha.
 
This festival is observed as a Public holiday in the state of Odisha. Though it is a four-day festival. Only the second day of this festival is celebrated as a bank holiday in Odisha.