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Public Holidays in Odisha in 2017

Odisha Upcoming Public Holidays in Odisha

Maha Shivratri
Maha Shivratri

24 February 2017 This Regional holiday is in 3 days. According to Hindu mythology, Shivaratri symbolizes the wedding day of Lord Shiva.

Panchayati Raj Diwas
Panchayati Raj Diwas

5 March 2017 This Regional holiday is in 12 days. Odisha. Honours Biju Patnaik, an Indian politician who was twice Chief Minister of Odisha

Doljatra
Doljatra

12 March 2017 This Regional holiday is in 19 days. Originally a harvest and fertility festival, Holi also commemorates a legend from Hindu...

India National and Regional Public holidays of Odisha in 2017

DayDateHolidayComments
Monday January 23 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti Assam, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal. Birthday of a prominent leader in the Indian freedom movement
Thursday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Wednesday February 01 Vasant Panchami Haryana, Odisha,Tripura, Punjab , West Bengal
Friday February 24 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Sunday March 05 Panchayati Raj Diwas Odisha
Sunday March 12 Doljatra Holi Dahan. Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal.
Monday March 13 Holi
Saturday April 01 Odisha Day Odisha only. Utkal Divas
Saturday April 01 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Tuesday April 04 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Friday April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Friday April 14 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Wednesday June 14 Pahili Raja Odisha
Thursday June 15 Raja Sankranti Odisha only
Sunday June 25 Ratha Yatra Odisha
Monday June 26 Idul Fitr Many states
Monday August 14 Janmashtami Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Tuesday August 15 Independence Day
Friday August 25 Ganesh Chaturthi Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
Saturday August 26 Nuakhai Odisha only. Harvest Festival. Day after Ganesh Chaturthi
Saturday September 02 Idul Juha Eid al-Adha
Tuesday September 19 Mahalaya Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Wednesday September 27 Saptami of Durgapuja Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only
Thursday September 28 Durga Puja Mahastami. Odisha, Sikkim, Tripura, West Bengal
Friday September 29 Mahanavami Ninth Day of Dussehra
Saturday September 30 Vijaya Dashami Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu. Dussehra
Sunday October 01 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Monday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Thursday October 05 Lakshmi Puja Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Wednesday October 18 Deewali Deepawali
Thursday October 19 Kali Puja Odisha, West Bengal. Festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali
Thursday October 19 Deewali Maharashtra(Laxmi Pujan)
Saturday November 04 Rasa Purnima Odisha only
Saturday December 02 Milad-un-Nabi
Monday December 25 Christmas Day Observed in all states

Key

National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a Public Holiday

Notes

  • Only the secular holidays of Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday are observed nationally.
  • Public holidays in India tend to be observed on a strictly regional basis. The above dates are Government of India holidays, when government offices will be closed nationwide. In addition, there are numerous festivals and fairs which are also observed in some states as holidays, the dates of which change from year to year.
  • Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given above are the latest known dates.
  • Although not government official holidays, Christmas Day and New Year's Day are observed nationally.

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