Orissa Public Holidays 2017
This page contains a calendar of all 2017 Orissa public holidays. Please scroll down to view.
Odisha, formerly known as Orissa, is located on the East Coast of India. It has been called the Soul of India with ancient temples surrounded by modern high rises. There are many wildlife sanctuaries and inspiring monuments throughout the state. The name of the state was changed in 2011 as an effort to correct the names of cities and towns throughout India that had been named differently while the country was under British rule.
Public holidays in Odisha are approved by the government each year and are based on the Negotiable Instrument Act 1881. There are holidays that are celebrated throughout India, including Republic Day, Independence Day and the birthday of Mahatma Ghandi. In addition, government offices, schools and businesses may close on Good Friday, Holi, Janmasthami and Kalipuja.
Sundays are working days for banks in India. Therefore, if a holiday falls on a Sunday, the government allows banks to close for the holiday, even though they are normally required to work on Sunday. The government specifies the Sunday holidays in a separate list each year to avoid confusion.
April 1 is a public holiday known as the Annual Closing of Bank Account. All banks are closed on this date, although other businesses may remain open.
Public Holidays 2017
|23 Jan||Mon||Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanati|
|26 Jan||Thu||Republic Day
|1 Feb||Wed||Basant Panchami / Sri Panchami|
|24 Feb||Fri||Maha Shivaratri|
|5 Mar||Sun||Panchayati Raj Divas|
|12 Mar||Sun||Doljatra / Holika Dahan|
|1 Apr||Sat||Odisha Day / Utkal Dibas|
|4 Apr||Tue||Ram Navami
|13 Apr||Thu||Maha Vishuba Sankranti|
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|15 Jun||Thu||Raja Sankranti|
|25 Jun||Sun||Ratha Yatra|
|26 Jun||Mon||Ramazan / Idu'l Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *
|15 Aug||Tue||Independence Day|
|15 Aug||Tue||Janmashtami / Sri Krishna Jayanti|
|25 Aug||Fri||Ganesh Chaturthi /
|2 Sep||Sat||Bakri Id / Idu'l Zuha
(Feast of Sacrifice)
|20 Sep||Wed||Mahalaya Amavasye|
|27 Sep||Wed||Durga Puja / Dussehra
|28 Sep||Thu||Durga Puja / Dussehra
|29 Sep||Fri||Durga Puja / Dussehra
|30 Sep||Sat||Durga Puja / Dussehra
|2 Oct||Mon||Mahatma Gandhi's
|5 Oct||Thu||Lakshmi Puja|
|18 Oct||Wed||Naraka Chaturdashi / Kali Puja|
(Festival of Lights)
|3 Nov||Fri||Karthika Purnima / Rahasa Purnima|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|