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 :
- The state government has declared government holidays for government offices and institutions the calendar year 2013. As per a notification issued by the General Administration Department following will be the holidays during the calendar year 2013.
- Odisha Government Notification No.Regn – 126/2012-48795/ R & D.M.,Dated 7/11/12.
Public Holidays 2013 -
|Odisha (India) – Public Holidays 2013|
|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|
|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|
|15th August||Thursday||Independence Day|
|28th August||Wednesday||Shri Krishnajamashtmi|
|9th September||Monday||Ganesh Chaturthi|
|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|
|Holidays On 2nd Saturday/ Sunday|
|14th April||Sunday||Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Jayanti|
|12th October||Saturday||Durga Asthami|
|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|
|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|
|29th August||Thursday||Nanda Utsav|
|11th November||Monday||Anla Navami|
|24th December||Tuesday||Christmas Eve|
- * Subject to change depending on the sighting of the moon.
- For more detail information visit : Odisha Government Website.