Odisha Holidays 2023

The list includes all public, bank, regional, and national holidays in the state of Odisha in 2023. You can refer to the list and look out for long weekends to plan your vacations.

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti23 JanuaryMonday
Republic Day
26 January
Vasant Panchami26 JanuaryThursday
Panchayati Raj Diwas
24 AprilMonday
Maha Shivratri18 FebruarySaturday
08 March
Odisha Day01 AprilSaturday
Good Friday07 AprilFriday
Ram Navami30 MarchThursday
Ambedkar Jayanti/Maha Vishuba Sakranti14 AprilFriday
Eid-ul-Fitr22 AprilSaturday
Pahili Raja14 JuneWednesday
Raja Sankranti
15 JuneThursday
Ratha Yatra20 JuneTuesday
Id-Ul-Zuha/ Bakrid
29 JuneThursday
Independence Day15 AugustTuesday
Jhulan Purnima30 AugustWednesday
Muharram29 JulySaturday
Janmashtami06 SeptemberWednesday
Ganesh Chaturthi19 SeptemberTuesday
Nuakhai20 SeptemberWednesday
Gandhi Jayanti
02 October
Mahalaya Amavasya14  OctoberSaturday
Maha Saptami21 OctoberSaturday
Durga Ashtami/ Navami23 OctoberMonday
24 OctoberTuesday
12 NovemberSunday
Karthika Purnima27 NovemberMonday
Christmas Day
25 December

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 that commences at 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 lit up and marquees 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 a 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 Odisha. Because of its culture and vibrancy, the state illuminates during this festival which has become popular among 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 in a festive mood when they enjoy the night of 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 the 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 the 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.