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List of Odisha Holidays in 2019

About Odisha

Odisha is a state in the eastern part of India. Some parts of the state overlook the Bay of Bengal. It was earlier known as Orissa which was officially changed to Odisha. The capital of this state is Bhubaneshwar. Odisha was earlier a part of the Kalinga region which was invaded by Emperor Ashoka of the Maurya dynasty. Odisha has many prestigious academic institutions such as the Ravenshaw University, the Sambhalpur University, and the Utkal University. It is a great tourism hub as it has seaside destinations, beautiful ancient temples as well as reserve forests for visitors to explore.

List of Odisha Holidays in 2019

Date Day Name of the festival Comments
10 Feb Sunday Vasant Panchami Many states
23 Jan Wednesday Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti Tripura, West Bengal, Odisha, Assam
26 Jan Saturday Republic Day National holiday
4 Mar Monday Maha Shivratri  
21 Mar Thursday Doljatra  
13 Mar Saturday Ram Navami  
19 Apr Friday Good Friday  
01 Apr Monday Bank holiday Account closing day
01 Apr Monday Odisha Day  
14 Apr Sunday Ambedkar Jayanti  
14 Apr Sunday Maha Vishubha Sankranti Odisha only
19 Apr Friday Good Friday  
14 Jun Friday Pahili Raja Odisha
5 Jun Wednesday Id ul Fitr Many states
4 Jul Thursday Ratha Yatra Odisha
15 Aug Thursday Independence Day National holiday
12 Aug Monday Idul Juha Many states
24 Aug Saturday Sreekrishna Jayanti  
2 Sep Monday Ganesh Chaturthi  
3 Sep Tuesday Nuakhai Odisha
10 Sep Tuesday Muharram Many states
02 Oct Wednesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti National holiday
29 Sept Sunday Mahalaya Many states
5 Oct Saturday Maha Saptami Many states
6 Oct Sunday Durgastami Many states
7 Oct Monday Mahanavami Many states
8 Oct Tuesday Durga Puja Odisha, Sikkim
8 Oct Tuesday Dusshera Many states
27 Oct Sunday Lakshmi Puja West Bengal, Odisha, Tripura
27 Oct Sunday Kali Puja/Diwali Assam, Odisha, West Bengal
29 Oct Tuesday Bhai Bij Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat
10 Nov Sunday Id-e-Milad  
12 Nov Tuesday Rasa Purnima  
25 Dec Wednesday Christmas Day Many states

Odisha Bank Holidays in 2019

Date Day Name of the festival
10 Feb Sunday Vasant Panchami
26 Jan Saturday Republic Day
4 Mar Monday Maha Shivratri
21 Mar Thursday Holi
19 Apr Friday Good Friday
01 Apr Monday Odisha Day
5 Jun Wednesday Ramjan
15 Aug Thursday Independence Day
12 Aug Monday Bakrid
24 Aug Saturday Janmashtami
2 Sept Monday Ganesh Chaturthi
3 Sep Tuesday Nuakhai
10 Sep Tuesday Muharram
2 Oct Wednesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
29 Sept Sunday Mahalaya Amavasya
5 Oct Saturday Maha Saptami
6 Oct Sunday Maha Ashtami
7 Oct Monday Maha Navami
8 Oct Tuesday Vijay Dashami
27 Oct Sunday Lakshmi Puja
10 Nov Sunday Eid-e-Milad
25 Dec Wednesday Christmas Day

 

Note: Banks have holidays on second and fourth Saturdays too.

Popular Festivals/Holidays in Odisha

Rath Yatra is the most popular festival of Odisha, which is celebrated in a grand way at Puri. Lord Jagannath is worshipped in this festival, who sits in a Chariot or "Ratha" drawn by the devotees. Durga Puja is another common festival of Odisha. Most of the Hindu festivals such as Holi, Diwali, Maha Shivaratri are celebrated in Odisha besides numerous regional festivals such as Rajjo and Nuakhai.

The Importance of Knowing the Odisha Holidays in 2019

Apart from the three National Holidays, each state has different regional festivals and holidays. It is important to be aware of the holidays of each state as it can help one plan effectively. People living within the state can plan their vacations or travel itineraries ahead if they know about the holiday dates. People living outside the state can accordingly book their travel tickets if they know about the holiday dates of the state where he or she wishes to travel. Residents will get to know when the banks and the government offices will remain closed. Moreover, a little more knowledge is of no harm and it is always good to be enlightened.

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