Odisha Holidays 2024 List: Government, Public, Bank and School Holidays

The state of Odisha observes many national, regional and public holidays, from Republic Day, Independence Day to Holi, Diwali and Utkal Diwas, Maha Vishuba Sankranti, etc. Some people just want to relax on their holidays while others start making plans for outing. Whatever you do, it is important to have the schedule of holidays beforehand so that planning for the same can be done in better manner. This article presents Odisha Holidays 2024 List which comprises of all major festivals to be observed in the state in the year 2024.

List of Odisha Government Holidays 2024

More than 35 holidays has been included by the Government of Odisha in the list of Odisha Government holidays 2024. Public offices under the Government of Odisha are to remain close on these holidays. Many schools, banks and private offices will also observe most of these holidays, rest depending on their own policy for holiday. Other than this, there are a number of optional festivals celebrated in the state as well. Check out the list of all Government holidays in Odisha along with the day and date on which they will fall. If any changes are made by the concerned authority in the holidays or dates, the table will be updated according to it.

Festival Date Day
Makar Sankranti15 January 2024Monday
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti23 January 2024Tuesday
Republic Day26 January 2024Friday
Vasant Panchami14 February 2024Wednesday
Panchayati Raj Diwas5 March 2024Tuesday
Maha Shivaratri8 March 2024Friday
Dola Purnima25 March 2024Monday
Holi25 March 2024Monday
Utkal Diwas1 April 2024Monday
Eid-al-Fitr10 April 2024Wednesday
Maha Vishuba Sankranti13 April 2024Saturday
Dr B R Ambedkar Jayanti14 April 2024Sunday
Rama Navami17 April 2024Wednesday
Mahavir Jayanti21 April 2024Sunday
Sabitri Amavasya6 June 2024Thursday
Pahili Raja14 June 2024Friday
Raja Sankranti14 June 2024Friday
Rath Yatra7 July 2024Sun
Bakrid/ Eid-al-Adha17 June 2024Monday
Muharram17 July 2024Wednesday
Jhulan Purnima19 August 2024Monday
Independence Day15 August 2024Thursday
Krishna Janmashtami26 August 2024Monday
Ganesh Puja7 September 2024Saturday
Nuakhai8 September 2024Sunday
Eid-e-Milad/ Milad-un-Nabi16 September 2024Monday
Mahalaya Amavasye2 October 2024Wednesday
Gandhi Jayanti2 October 2024Wednesday
Maha Saptami10 October 2024Thursday
Maha Ashtami11 October 2024Friday
Maha Navami12 October 2024Saturday
Vijaya Dashami13 October 2024Sunday
Kumar Purnima16 October 2024Wednesday
Diwali31 October 2024Thursday
Rasa Purnima15 November 2024Friday
Christmas25 December 2024Wednesday

List of Bank Holidays in Odisha 2024

Every institution, including banks, have their own policy for holidays. Apart from the government holidays mentioned above, the banks in Odisha remain close on every Sunday and second and fourth Saturdays of every month. A list of all second and fourth Saturdays on which banks in Odisha will be closed in the year 2023 is provided below. Banks will remain open on rest Saturdays (first, third and fifth) given that no other bank holiday falls on those Saturdays.

January 2024

  • 13th January: Second Saturday
  • 27th January: Fourth Saturday

February 2024

  • 10th February: Second Saturday
  • 24th February: Fourth Saturday

March 2024

  • 9th March: Second Saturday
  • 23rd March: Fourth Saturday

April 2024

  • 13th April: Second Saturday
  • 27th April: Fourth Saturday

May 2024

  • 11th May: Second Saturday
  • 25th May: Fourth Saturday

June 2024

  • 8th June: Second Saturday
  • 22nd June: Fourth Saturday

July 2024

  • 13th July: Second Saturday
  • 27th July: Fourth Saturday

August 2024

  • 10th August: Second Saturday
  • 24th August: Fourth Saturday

September 2024

  • 14th September: Second Saturday
  • 28th September: Fourth Saturday

October 2024

  • 12th October: Second Saturday
  • 26th October: Fourth Saturday

November 2024

  • 9th November: Second Saturday
  • 23rd November: Fourth Saturday

December 2024

  • 14th December: Second Saturday
  • 28th December: Fourth Saturday

School Holidays in Odisha in 2024

Each school has its own calendar for holidays which mention the holidays and their dates on which the school will remain close in a given academic year. Holidays listed by the Government (most of them) are observed by the schools of Odisha. Schools normally remain close on Sundays, and Saturdays too in some schools are observed as holidays. Those who are interested in finding the details about the School Holidays in Orissa 2024 can find the same from the prospectus/ brochure or official website of the school.

How to spend holidays in Odisha?

There are so many places to visit in Odisha and one can find a number of beaches and temples in the state. People who want to go outside on holidays can go visit those places depending on the length of their holidays. Some major attractions include Konark Sun Temple, Shri Jagannath Temple, Golden Beach, Gopalpur Beach, Similipal National Park, etc. On the other hand, there are many people who wish to spend their holidays in the comfort of their homes. To enjoy a relaxing holiday, one can simply visit their friends and family members and spend some time with them. They can watch movies, play indoor or outdoor games, cook food together and do many other fun stuff. This is actually a nice way to spend holidays, especially if they are short like one to two days.

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