Bank holidays in Odisha are plenty. In fact, in the year 2020, we have many public holidays in Odisha that are clubbed together. Call them public holidays, government holidays in Odisha or simply bank holidays.
|Date & Month||Day||Holiday|
|January 2||Thursday||Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti|
|January 11||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|January 23||Thursday||Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti|
|January 25||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|January 26||Sunday||Republic Day|
|January 30||Thursday||Vasant Panchami|
|February 8||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|February 21||Friday||Maha Shivaratri|
|February 22||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|March 5||Thursday||Panchayatiraj Divas|
|March 14||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|March 28||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|April 1||Wednesday||Odisha Day|
|April 2||Thursday||Ram Navami|
|April 6||Monday||Mahavir Jayanti|
|April 10||Friday||Good Friday|
|April 11||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|April 13||Monday||Maha Vishuba Sankranti|
|April 14||Tuesday||Dr Ambedkar Jayanti|
|April 25||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|May 7||Thursday||Buddha Purnima|
|May 9||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|May 23||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|May 24||Sunday||Idul Fitr|
|May 25||Monday||Idul Fitr|
|June 13||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|June 14||Sunday||Pahili Raja|
|June 15||Monday||Raja Sankranti|
|June 23||Tuesday||Ratha Yathra|
|June 27||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|July 11||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|July 25||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|July 31||Friday||Bakrid / Eid al Adha|
|August 1||Saturday||Bakrid / Eid al Adha|
|August 3||Monday||Jhulan Purnima|
|August 8||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|August 15||Saturday||Independence Day|
|August 22||Saturday||Ganesh Chaturthi|
|September 12||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|September 17||Thursday||Mahalaya Amavasye|
|September 26||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|October 2||Friday||Gandhi Jayanti|
|October 10||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|October 23||Friday||Maha Saptami|
|October 24||Saturday||Maha Ashtami|
|October 25||Sunday||Maha Navami|
|October 26||Monday||Vijaya Dashami|
|October 30||Friday||Eid e Milad|
|October 31||Saturday||Lakshmi Puja|
|November 28||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|November 30||Monday||Karthika Purnima|
|December 12||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|December 25||Friday||Christmas Day|
|December 26||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
You can also combine the host of bank holidays that you have.
Do check our list of the bank holidays in the state of Odisha, before you deciding on planning your holidays in the state. The goverment holidays in 2017, fall in such a way where you have bank holidays on a Friday as well as a Monday. What this means is that you get an opportunity to utilize the Saturday or the Sunday in the city to have a good time with friends and your well wishers. It is a good idea to hence check the list of bank holidays in Odisha, before you plan your holidays. You can club your public and government holidays accordingly in India.
There are many ways to spend the lesiure time in Odisha on a government or a bank holiday. You can go around with folks visiting the popular places of interest in the state of Odisha. On the other hand you can also spend the bank holidays in Odisha with family and friends. This is an excellent way to burst stress on a public holiday in Odisha. Most of these days people also go and watch cinema, especially if there is a new film that is release nearer the government holiday. Also, look for places to chill out during the government holidays, so you can have great leisure time iin Odisha. There are many places of interest to visit in Odisha.
Odisha is a state in the Eastern part of the country. Bhubhaneshwar is the capital of the state. It is surrounded by Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal. Odia is the official language of the state. A large number of industrial units are found in the State of Odisha. These include ones catering to steel, aluminum and various other public sector enterprises. Puri, Konark, Cuttack are some of the major cities of Odisha.
The state also has a number of top educational institutes in the country, including the likes of Indian Institute of Technology at Bhubhaneswar; All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar and National Law University among others are just a few of the famous educational institutes in the country. Odisha has a rich cultural heritage and a majority of the population is Hindu.
Either it is a week off or a bank Holiday in Odhisa, you don’t need to be with a lot of people to spend a great holiday. You can enjoy Being Alone as well. You can do things which you can not do on a working day due to your busy shedule.
Relax - Relaxing does not mean to sleep for more time than you normally sleep. Instead of sleeping extra you can use your time scrolling through your phone or making a healthy breakfast which you can not do on a normal working day or you can visit your nearby restaurant where some good and tasty food is available and you have good breakfast.
It may be tempting to spend time on social media on a bank holiday in Odisha. Than spending time on social media. You can call up your near and dear and can have a long conversation. You can also use your bank holiday by doing few things such as going for a haircut, massage or coloring your hair etc. Reading a book peacefully is also a good option to consider. Than taking suggestions, it will be good if you do things depending on your taste and mood during a bank holiday in Odisha.
Odisha, a land of various religions, you will find various festivals being celebrated by the people throughout the year in Odisha grandly. Here are the two most famous festivals of Odisha.
Kalinga Mahotsav - This festival is one of the best-celebrated festivals in Odisha and on this day it is a bank holiday in Odisha. Once a major part of Odisha is called as the Kalinga, this is the place where the great king Ashoka decided to live a peaceful and non-violent life. This festival is celebrated in the joy of the victory of peace over war. This day is celebrated by performing Martial art acts at the outskirts of Bhubaneswar at Dhauli Shanti Stupa.
Chandan Yatra - This festival is one of the longest celebrated festivals of Odisha. This festival is a forty-two-day long festival but only one day is a bank holiday in Odisha. This day is celebrated by worshipping idols with sandal mixed water. During the festival, the idols in the temples are taken out for a holy patron in water and are carried in traditional boats called Chapa. The boats will be decorated beautifully in red and white color. Pople from various parts of the world comes to take part in the celebration.