The list includes all public, banks, regional, and national holidays in the state of Odisha in 2020. You can refer to the list and look out for long weekends to plan you vacations.
|Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti||23 January||Thursday|
|Republic Day||26 January||Sunday|
|Vasant Panchami||30 January||Thursday|
|Maha Shivratri||21 February||Friday|
|Panchayati Raj Diwas||05 March||Thursday|
|Odisha Day||01 April||Wednesday|
|Ram Navami||02 April||Thursday|
|Good Friday||10th April||Friday|
|Ambedkar Jayanti/Maha Vishuba Sakranti||14 April||Tuesday|
|Idul- Fitr||24 May||Sunday|
|Pahili Raja||14 June||Sunday|
|Raja Sankranti||15 June||Monday|
|Ratha Yatra||23 June||Tuesday|
|Id-Ul-Zuha/ Bakrid||31 July||Friday|
|Jhulan Purnima||03 August||Monday|
|Independence Day||15th August||Saturday |
|Ganesh Chaturthi||22 August||Saturday|
|Mahalaye Amavasaye||17 September||Thursday|
|Gandhi Jayanti||2nd October||Friday|
|Maha Saptami||23 October||Friday|
|Durga Asthami/ Navami||24 October||Saturday|
|Lakshmi Puja||31 October||Saturday|
|Karthika Purnima||30 November||Monday|
|Christmas Day||25 December||Friday|
Popular religious and cultural festivals of Odisha
Rath Yatra or worldly famed as Jagannath Rath Yatra is one of the most-awaited festivals in the country. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, the festival is a sacred journey which commences from Jagannath Temple and ends at Gundicha Temple.
Magnificently celebrated all over Odisha, Durga Puja is an important festival of the state when the streets are lighted up and marquee are decorated to set the spirit of festivity among the people which lasts for three to four days every year.
Bali Yatra is held on the full moon day and is celebrated widely by the people of Odisha. Visiting the place during the festival you would witness the rich culture of the Odisha. Because of its culture and vibrancy, the state illuminates during this festival which has become popular among the tourists across the globe.
Being a major religious festival of the tribal people of Koraput, Chaita Parva also known as Bija Pandu is a festival observed with great enthusiasm. For the whole month of Chaitra, the people remain enthusiastic and festive mood when they enjoy the nights in drinking, singing and dancing.
One of the most famous and most celebrated festivals of Konark temple is Magha Saptami. On this day thousands of people gather on the shore of Bay of Bengal to offer their prayers to the sea. Devotees take a holy dip in the sea near Chandrabhaga beach and welcome the rising Sun with prayers. This festival also marks the beginning of grand fair at Khandagiri near Bhubaneswar which lasts for a week. The shore of Bay and Bengal and the offerings made to the Sun temple add the feeling of festivity among the people of Orissa.