Public holidays in Odisha consists of festivals, national and state-centric holidays. If you are planning a vacation to Odisha, you should plan it according to the corresponding Odisha holidays. In this article, learn about Odisha Public Holiday List in 2020, its unique festivals, and other important holidays that the state observes during 2020.

Odisha Public Holiday List 2020 - Acko

Odisha Public Holidays Calendar:

Public holidays in Odisha are observed during festivals that can be unique to the state or to the entire nation. During these days, most state government offices, banks and certain commercial establishments are closed. Below are the Odisha General Holidays Calendar and 2020 Odisha Public Holidays:

List of Holidays 2020 in Odisha:

Public Holidays in Odisha During January 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Thursday23 JanuaryNetaji Subash Chandra Bose Jayanti
Sunday26 JanuaryRepublic Day
Thursday30 JanuaryVasant Panchami

Public Holidays in Odisha During February 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday21 FebruaryMaha Shivratri

Public Holidays in Odisha During March 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Thursday5 MarchPanchayati Raj Divas
Tuesday10 MarchHoli

Public Holidays in Odisha During April 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Wednesday1 AprilOdisha Day
Thursday2 AprilRam Navami
Monday6 AprilMahavir Jayanti
Friday10 AprilGood Friday
Monday13 AprilMaha Vishuba Sankranti
Tuesday14 AprilDr Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti

Public Holidays in Odisha During May 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Thursday7 MayBuddha Purnima
Monday25 MayEid-ul-Fitr

Public Holidays in Odisha During June 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Sunday14 JunePahili Raja
Monday15 JuneRaja Sankranti
Tuesday23 JuneRatha Yathra

Public Holidays in Odisha During August 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Saturday1 AugustBakrid/Eid-al-Adha
Monday3 AugustJhulan Purnima
Tuesday11 AugustJanmashtami
Saturday15 AugustIndependence Day
Sunday23 AugustNuakhai
Sunday30 AugustMuharram

Public Holidays in Odisha During September 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Thursday17 SeptemberMahalaya Amavasya

Public Holidays in Odisha During October 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday2 OctoberGandhi Jayanti
Friday23 OctoberMaha Saptami
Saturday24 OctoberMaha Ashtami
Sunday25 OctoberMaha Navami
Monday26 OctoberVijaya Dashami
Friday30 OctoberEid-e-Milad
Saturday31 OctoberLakshmi Puja

Public Holidays in Odisha During November 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Saturday14 NovemberDiwali
Monday30 NovemberKarthika Purnima

Public Holidays in Odisha During December 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday25 DecemberChristmas

Check: Bank Holidays List 2020 in India

Note: The above list of Odisha holidays is applicable across the state and its cities such as:

  • Bhubaneshwar
  • Cuttack
  • Puri
  • Rourkela
  • Sambalpur
  • Kalahandi
  • Dhenkanal
  • Bhadrak
  • Brahmapur
  • Konark

Check: India Public Holidays List 2020

Religious and Cultural Festivals of Odisha:

Plan your Odisha vacation alongside some of the popular local festivals or important state holidays to truly enjoy the local tourism, culture and traditions. Below are some of the most important religious and cultural festivals of the state of Odisha:

Jagannath Rath Yatra: Odisha’s most anticipated annual and cultural festival is the Jagannath Rath Yathra. Celebrated in the heritage city of Puri, the festival is dedicated to Lord Jagannath (Lord Krishna) alongside Lord Balaram and Goddess Subhadra. A procession is held from Jagannath Temple to Gundicha Temple. The mainstay of the procession is the decorated tall wooden chariots with massive wheels.

Konark Dance Festival: The festival brings together artists from different forms of classical dances on a single platform. The Konark Dance Festival began in 1986 and it has continued to get global attention for its showcase about varied forms of Indian classical dance.

Chhau Festival: During the month of April, a three-day-long festival is celebrated by Odisha’s Bhuiyan tribes. The tribe’s Chhau dance is the centre of attraction which brings tourists from different parts of the country.

Durga Puja: Durga Puja is celebrated across India and Odisha also witnesses a grand celebration of its Goddess Durga. Elaborately decorated idols of Goddess Durga adorn several pandals which is a huge attraction during these days.

International Sand Art Festival: Sand artists from India and across the world to participate in the famous International Sand Art Festival held on the Chandrabhaga beach, situated about 10km from the city of Konark. Sand artists sculpt sand structures and participate in this competition cum festival.


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