Odisha Holidays 2023 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 2023 List which comprises of all major festivals to be observed in the state in the year 2023.

List of Odisha Government Holidays 2023

More than 35 holidays has been included by the Government of Odisha in the list of Odisha Government holidays 2023. 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 Sankranti 15 January 2023 Sunday
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti 23 January 2023 Monday
Republic Day 26 January 2023 Thursday
Vasant Panchami 26 February 2023 Thursday
Maha Shivaratri 18 February 2023 Saturday
Panchayati Raj Diwas 5 March 2023 Sunday
Dola Purnima 8 March 2023 Wednesday
Holi 8 March 2023 Wednesday
Utkal Diwas 1 April 2023 Saturday
Rama Navami 30 March 2023 Thursday
Maha Vishuba Sankranti 14 April 2023 Friday
Dr B R Ambedkar Jayanti 14 April 2023 Friday
Good Friday 7 April 2023 Friday
Eid-al-Fitr 22 April 2023 Saturday
Sabitri Amavasya 19 May 2023 Friday
Pahili Raja 14 June 2023 Wednesday
Raja Sankranti 15 June 2023 Thursday
Rath Yatra 20 June 2023 Tuesday
Bakrid/ Eid-al-Adha 29th June to 30th June 2023 Thursday to Friday
Muharram 28 July 2023 Friday
Jhulan Purnima 30 August 2023 Wednesday
Independence Day 15 August 2023 Tuesday
Krishna Janmashtami 6 and 7 September 2023 Wednesday and Thursday
Ganesh Puja 19 September 2023 Tuesday
Nuakhai 20 September 2023 Wednesday
Mahalaya Amavasye 14 October 2023 Saturday
Gandhi Jayanti 2 October 2023 Monday
Maha Saptami 21 October 2023 Saturday
Maha Ashtami 22 October 2023 Sunday
Maha Navami 23 October 2023 Monday
Vijaya Dashami 24 October 2023 Tuesday
Eid-e-Milad/ Milad-un-Nabi 28 September 2023 Thursday
Kumar Purnima 23 October 2023 Monday
Diwali 12 November 2023 Sunday
Rasa Purnima 27 November 2023 Monday
Christmas 25 December 2023 Monday

List of Bank Holidays in Odisha 2023

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 2023

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

February 2023

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

March 2023

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

April 2023

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

May 2023

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

June 2023

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

July 2023

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

August 2023

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

September 2023

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

October 2023

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

November 2023

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

December 2023

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

School Holidays in Odisha in 2023

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 2023 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.

Spread the Knowledge

Leave a Comment