Odisha (Orissa) – India : Public Holidays in 2013

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Orissa officially spelled Odisha, is a state of India, located on the east coast of India, by the Bay of Bengal. The modern state of Orissa was established on April 1, 1936, as a province in British India and consisted predominantly of Oriya speakers. April 1 is therefore celebrated as Utkala Dibasa (foundation day of Orissa). Cuttack remained the capital of the state for over eight centuries until April 13, 1948 when Bhubaneswar was officially declared as the new capital of Orissa.

Orissa is the 9th largest state by area in India, and the 11th largest by population. Oriya (officially spelled Odia) is the official and most widely spoken language, spoken by three quarters of the population. Orissa has a relatively unindented coastline and lacked good ports, except for the deepwater facility at Paradip, until the recent launch of the Dhamara Port. The narrow, level coastal strip, including the Mahanadi river delta supports the bulk of the population.

Below are the Public Holidays Declared by Odisha Government in India for the year 2013 :

Public Holidays 2013 -

Odisha (India) – Public Holidays 2013
Date Day Name
23rd January Wednesday Subash Bose Jayanti
25th January Friday Milad-i-Sherif / Id-e-Milad
26th January Saturday Republic Day
15th February Friday Sri Panchami
5th March Tuesday Panchayati Raj Divas
27th March Wednesday Dola Pornima
28th March Thursday Holi
29th March Friday Good Friday
1st April Monday Utkal Dibas
19th April Friday Shri Ramnavmi
14th June Friday Pahili Raja
15th June Saturday Raja Sankranti
10th July Wednesday Rath Yatra
9th August Friday Id-ul-Fitr*
15th August Thursday Independence Day
28th August Wednesday Shri Krishnajamashtmi
9th September Monday Ganesh Chaturthi
10th September Tuesday Nuakhai
2nd October Wednesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi
4th October Friday Mahalaya Amavasye
11th October Friday Maha Saptami
14th October Monday Vijaya Dashami
16th October Wednesday Bakri Id ( Idul Zuha )*
18th October Friday Maha Laxmi Puja
2nd November Saturday Kali Puja
14th November Thursday Moharram
25th December Wednesday Christmas
Holidays On 2nd Saturday/ Sunday
Date Day Name
10th March Sunday Mahashivratri
14th April Sunday Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Jayanti
12th October Saturday Durga Asthami
13th October Sunday Mahanavami
3rd November Sunday Diwali / Naraka chaturdashi
17th November Sunday Rahasa Purnima

Optional Holidays 2013 -

The state government has also announced optional holidays during the year 2013. Every government employee can avail a maximum of one of these optional holidays as per his/her choice.

Odisha (India) – Optional Holidays 2013
Date Day Name
18th January Friday Guru Govind Singh Ji’s birth anniversary
25th January Friday Foundation of Bramha Samaj
11th March Monday Day following Sivaratri
30th March Saturday Holi Saturday
24th April Wednesday Mahaveer Jayanthi
22nd May Wednesday Raja Rammohan Ray Jayanti
25th May Saturday Budda Poornima
18th July Thursday Bahuda Yatra
5th August Monday Sheb-e-Khader
29th August Thursday Nanda Utsav
11th November Monday Anla Navami
26th November Tuesday Prathamastami
24th December Tuesday Christmas Eve


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Author: admin on December 28, 2012
Category: General News

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