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 Holidays Calendar:
- List of Holidays 2020 in Odisha:
- Public Holidays in Odisha During January 2020:
- Public Holidays in Odisha During February 2020:
- Public Holidays in Odisha During March 2020:
- Public Holidays in Odisha During April 2020:
- Public Holidays in Odisha During May 2020:
- Public Holidays in Odisha During June 2020:
- Public Holidays in Odisha During August 2020:
- Public Holidays in Odisha During September 2020:
- Public Holidays in Odisha During October 2020:
- Public Holidays in Odisha During November 2020:
- Public Holidays in Odisha During December 2020:
- Religious and Cultural Festivals of Odisha:
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:
|Thursday||23 January||Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Jayanti|
|Sunday||26 January||Republic Day|
|Thursday||30 January||Vasant Panchami|
Public Holidays in Odisha During February 2020:
|Friday||21 February||Maha Shivratri|
Public Holidays in Odisha During March 2020:
|Thursday||5 March||Panchayati Raj Divas|
Public Holidays in Odisha During April 2020:
|Wednesday||1 April||Odisha Day|
|Thursday||2 April||Ram Navami|
|Monday||6 April||Mahavir Jayanti|
|Friday||10 April||Good Friday|
|Monday||13 April||Maha Vishuba Sankranti|
|Tuesday||14 April||Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti|
Public Holidays in Odisha During May 2020:
|Thursday||7 May||Buddha Purnima|
Public Holidays in Odisha During June 2020:
|Sunday||14 June||Pahili Raja|
|Monday||15 June||Raja Sankranti|
|Tuesday||23 June||Ratha Yathra|
Public Holidays in Odisha During August 2020:
|Monday||3 August||Jhulan Purnima|
|Saturday||15 August||Independence Day|
Public Holidays in Odisha During September 2020:
|Thursday||17 September||Mahalaya Amavasya|
Public Holidays in Odisha During October 2020:
|Friday||2 October||Gandhi Jayanti|
|Friday||23 October||Maha Saptami|
|Saturday||24 October||Maha Ashtami|
|Sunday||25 October||Maha Navami|
|Monday||26 October||Vijaya Dashami|
|Saturday||31 October||Lakshmi Puja|
Public Holidays in Odisha During November 2020:
|Monday||30 November||Karthika Purnima|
Public Holidays in Odisha During December 2020:
Note: The above list of Odisha holidays is applicable across the state and its cities such as:
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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