Public Holidays in Odisha in 2018

Odisha Upcoming Public Holidays in Odisha


1 March 2018 This Regional holiday is in 8 days. Originally a harvest and fertility festival, Holi also commemorates a legend from Hindu...


2 March 2018 This Regional holiday is in 9 days. A harvest and fertility festival, Holi also commemorates a legend from Hindu Mythology

Panchayati Raj Diwas
Panchayati Raj Diwas

5 March 2018 This Regional holiday is in 12 days. Odisha. Honours Biju Patnaik, an Indian politician who was twice Chief Minister of Odisha

India National and Regional Public holidays of Odisha in 2018

Monday January 22 Vasant Panchami Several states
Tuesday January 23 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti Assam, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal. Birthday of a prominent leader in the Indian freedom movement
Friday January 26 Republic Day
Wednesday February 14 Maha Shivratri Several states
Thursday March 01 Doljatra Holi Dahan
Friday March 02 Holi
Monday March 05 Panchayati Raj Diwas Odisha
Sunday March 25 Ram Navami 9th day of the 1st month in the Hindu calendar
Friday March 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Sunday April 01 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Sunday April 01 Odisha Day Odisha only. Utkal Divas
Saturday April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Saturday April 14 Maha Vishuba Sankranti Odisha
Thursday June 14 Pahili Raja Odisha
Friday June 15 Raja Sankranti Odisha only
Saturday June 16 Idul Fitr Several states
Saturday July 14 Ratha Yatra Odisha
Wednesday August 15 Independence Day
Wednesday August 22 Idul Juha Bakrid. Many states
Sunday September 02 Sreekrishna Jayanthi Kerala, Odisha. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Thursday September 13 Ganesh Chaturthi Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
Friday September 14 Nuakhai Odisha only. Day after Ganesh Chaturthi
Friday September 21 Muharram Many states
Tuesday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Monday October 08 Mahalaya Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Tuesday October 16 Maha Saptami Several states
Wednesday October 17 Durgastami Several states
Thursday October 18 Mahanavami Several states. Ninth Day of Dussehra
Friday October 19 Dussehra Dasara/Vijaya Dashami
Wednesday October 24 Lakshmi Puja Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Wednesday November 07 Kali Puja Odisha. Festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali
Wednesday November 07 Deewali Many states
Wednesday November 21 Id-e-Milad
Friday November 23 Rasa Purnima Odisha only
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day Observed in all states


National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a Public Holiday


  • 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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