Odisha Holidays 2020

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.

FestivalDateDay
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti23 JanuaryThursday
Republic Day
26 January
Sunday
Vasant Panchami30 JanuaryThursday
Maha Shivratri21 FebruaryFriday
Panchayati Raj Diwas05 MarchThursday
Holi
10th March
Tuesday
Odisha Day01 AprilWednesday
Ram Navami02 AprilThursday
Good Friday
10th April
Friday
Ambedkar Jayanti/Maha Vishuba Sakranti14 AprilTuesday
Idul- Fitr24 MaySunday
Pahili Raja14 JuneSunday
Raja Sankranti
15 JuneMonday
Ratha Yatra23 JuneTuesday
Id-Ul-Zuha/ Bakrid
31 JulyFriday
Jhulan Purnima03 AugustMonday
Janmashtami12 AugustWednesday
Independence Day
15th August
Saturday 
Ganesh Chaturthi22 AugustSaturday
Nuakhai23 AugustSunday
Muharram30 AugustSunday
Mahalaye Amavasaye17 SeptemberThursday
Gandhi Jayanti
2nd October
Friday
Maha Saptami23 OctoberFriday
Durga Asthami/ Navami24 OctoberSaturday
Dussehra
25th October
Sunday
Eid-e-Milad30 OctoberFriday
Lakshmi Puja31 OctoberSaturday
Diwali
14th November
Saturday
Karthika Purnima30 NovemberMonday
Christmas Day
25 December
Friday

Popular religious and cultural festivals of Odisha

Ratha Yatra

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.

Durga Puja

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 Jatra

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.

Chaita Parva

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.

Maha Saptami

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.