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Bank Holidays in Odisha 2018

Bank holidays in Odisha are plenty.  In fact, in the year 2018, we have many public holidays in Odisha that are clubbed together. Call them public holidays, government holidays in Odisha or simply bank holidays.

  • January - 2018

    • SUN
    • MON
    • TUE
    • WED
    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
      Vasant Panchami
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
      Republic Day
    • 27
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31
  • February - 2018

    • SUN
    • MON
    • TUE
    • WED
    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
      Maha Shivaratri
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 25
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
  • March - 2018

    • SUN
    • MON
    • TUE
    • WED
    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
    • 2
      Holi
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 25
      Sri Ramnavami
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
      Good Friday
    • 31
  • April - 2018

    • SUN
    • MON
    • TUE
    • WED
    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
    • 2
      Annual Closing of Bank Account Day
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 29
    • 30
  • May - 2018

    • SUN
    • MON
    • TUE
    • WED
    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31
  • June - 2018

    • SUN
    • MON
    • TUE
    • WED
    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
      Raja Sankranti
    • 16
      Eid al-Fitr
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
  • July - 2018

    • SUN
    • MON
    • TUE
    • WED
    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31
  • August - 2018

    • SUN
    • MON
    • TUE
    • WED
    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
      Independence Day
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31
  • September - 2018

    • SUN
    • MON
    • TUE
    • WED
    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
    • 2
      Janmastami
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
      Ganesh Puja
    • 14
      Nuakhai
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
      Moharam
    • 22
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
  • October - 2018

    • SUN
    • MON
    • TUE
    • WED
    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
    • 2
      Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
      Maha Ashtami
    • 18
    • 19
      Vijaya Dashami
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
    • 27
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31
  • November - 2018

    • SUN
    • MON
    • TUE
    • WED
    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
      Diwali
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 25
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
  • December - 2018

    • SUN
    • MON
    • TUE
    • WED
    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
      Christmas
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31

List of Bank Holidays in Odisha

Date & Month Day Holiday
January 13 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
January 22 Monday Vasant Panchami
January 26 Friday Republic Day
January 27 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
February 10 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
February 14 Wednesday Maha Shivaratri
February 24 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
March 2 Friday Holi
March 10 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
March 24 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
March 25 Sunday Sri Ramnavami
March 30 Friday Good Friday
April 2 Monday Annual Closing of Bank Account Day
April 14 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
April 28 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
May 12 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
May 26 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
June 9 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
June 15 Friday Raja Sankranti
June 16 Saturday Eid al-Fitr
June 23 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
July 14 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
July 28 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
August 11 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
August 15 Wednesday Independence Day
August 25 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
September 2 Sunday Janmastami
September 8 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
September 13 Thursday Ganesh Puja
September 14 Friday Nuakhai
September 21 Friday Moharam
September 22 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
October 2 Tuesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
October 13 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
October 17 Wednesday Maha Ashtami
October 19 Friday Vijaya Dashami
October 27 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
November 7 Wednesday Diwali
November 10 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
November 24 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
December 8 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
December 22 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
December 25 Tuesday Christmas
Note: The 2'nd Saturday and 4'th Saturday of every month as public holiday for banks in India.

Combine your government holidays together

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.

Spending time on bank holidays in Odisha

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.

The famous state of Odisha and public holidays here

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.

How to spend Bank Holiday on Odisha Alone

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. 

Best celebrated festivals 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.

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