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India (Orissa) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

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  • Banks are NOT working on 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.
    No alcohol served in shops, restaurants during most holidays
    The nature of holidays in India appeals to culture, national values and religion

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    Saturday February 18, 2023Maha ShivaratriHinduism
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    Sunday February 26, 2023Vasant Panchami - Basanta PanchamiHinduism
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    Friday March 3, 2023Chapchar KutEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday March 5, 2023Panchayatiraj DivasSecular holiday
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    Tuesday March 7, 2023Banks remain openBanks only
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    Tuesday March 7, 2023Dola PurnimaHinduism
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    Wednesday March 8, 2023Holi / HolikaHinduism
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    Thursday March 30, 2023RamanavaniHinduism
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    Saturday April 1, 2023National State DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday April 1, 2023Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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    Tuesday April 4, 2023Mahavir JayantiJainism
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Friday April 14, 2023Maha Vishub SankrantiHinduism
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    Friday April 14, 2023Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's Birthday - Maha Visuv SankratiSecular holiday
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    Saturday April 22, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Friday May 5, 2023Buddha PurnimaBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Friday May 5, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday May 19, 2023Banks remain openBanks only
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    Friday May 19, 2023Savitri BrataHinduism
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    Wednesday June 14, 2023Pahili SankrantiBanks only
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    Thursday June 15, 2023RajaSecular holiday
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    Monday June 19, 2023Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday June 20, 2023Chariot festivalHinduism
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    Tuesday June 20, 2023Kang (Rathajatra)Hinduism
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    Thursday June 29, 2023Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Saturday July 1, 2023Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of IndiaBanks only
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    Saturday July 29, 2023Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday July 31, 2023Shaheed Udham Singh martyrdomEvents, celebrations...
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    Maha Shivaratri

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    Saturday February 18, 2023
    Hinduism : A Hindu festival in honor of Lord Shiva and his marriage to Goddess Parvati. Ceremonies involving prayers and hymns take place mostly at night.

    Vasant Panchami - Basanta Panchami

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    Sunday February 26, 2023
    Hinduism : Vasant means, the spring season . This is the great spring festival, falling on the fifth day of the month of Magh, the first day of spring. On this day everyone wears a yellow cloth. It represents the ripening of the spring crops. Even the food is coloured yellow by using saffron. Spiritually, the yellow colour is a sign of prosperity; it is the colour of love. On this day we offer special worship to the sun god, to Mother Ganga (the deity of the sacred river Ganges), and Mother Earth. They provide us the means of acquiring food and all that we need to keep alive. We express our gratitude to them by worshipping them. Hindus are ever mindful of the debt they owe to all nature. Worship of nature is extremely important to them.

    Chapchar Kut

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    Friday March 3, 2023
    Culture : Takes place after completion of the most arduous task of Jhum operation i.e., jungle-clearing (clearing of the remnants of burning). It is a spring festival celebrated with great fervour and gaiety. Chapchar Kut is estimated to have started in 1450-1700 A.D. in a village called Suaipui. [Wikipedia]

    Panchayatiraj Divas

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    Sunday March 5, 2023
    Secular holiday : Commemorates the 73rd Amendment to the Constitution recognizing a major change in the Panchayat Raj system. Decentralization of power is now in the hands of the people by the State Legislatures

    Banks remain open

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    Tuesday March 7, 2023
    Banks only :

    Dola Purnima

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    Tuesday March 7, 2023
    Hinduism :

    Holi / Holika

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    Wednesday March 8, 2023
    Hinduism :

    Ramanavani

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    Thursday March 30, 2023
    Hinduism : Festivities take place in the Rama temples. recitation of the Ramayana (Perayana), which can last up to 9 days. Classical music and sacred chants.

    National State Day

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    Saturday April 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : N the memory of the formation of the state as a separate province on 1 April 1936. After losing its political identity completely in 1568 following the defeat and demise of the last king Mukunda Dev, efforts resulted in the formation of a politically separate state under British rule on linguistic basis on 1 April 1936. [Wikipedia]

    Banks Inventory Day

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    Saturday April 1, 2023
    Banks only :

    Mahavir Jayanti

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    Tuesday April 4, 2023
    Jainism : Jain festival honoring Lord Mahavira on the founder's birthday.

    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

    Maha Vishub Sankranti

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    Friday April 14, 2023
    Hinduism : The traditional new year day festival of Buddhists and Hindus in Odisha, India. The festival date is set with the solar cycle of the lunisolar calendar, as the first day of the traditional solar month of Mesha. This is identical to the purnimanta system of lunar month Baisakh (on Indian national system, it is the 24th day of Chaitra).

    Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's Birthday - Maha Visuv Sankrati

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    Friday April 14, 2023
    Secular holiday : This lawyer and politician drafted the constitution of India.

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : Ends the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. There were 30 days of strict fasting from sunup to sundown in honor of the first revelation to the Prophet Mohammed.

    Buddha Purnima

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    Friday May 5, 2023
    Buddhism (Theravada) :

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday May 5, 2023
    School holidays :

    Banks remain open

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    Friday May 19, 2023
    Banks only :

    Savitri Brata

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    Friday May 19, 2023
    Hinduism : A fasting day observed by married Hindu women of Nepal and the Indian states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha[1]on the Amavasya, the no moon day in month of Jyeshtha. It is also known as Sabitri Uwaans in Western Odisha region. [Wikipedia]

    Pahili Sankranti

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    Wednesday June 14, 2023
    Banks only : First day of three-day Raja Sankranti in Orissa. The festival is dedicated to Mother earth, girls and women. Farmers prepare for the ensuing monsoon season by giving rest to farmlands for three days. Girls and women do not do any work for three days and they indulge in fun, games and merrymaking. [Hindu Blog]

    Raja

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    Thursday June 15, 2023
    Secular holiday : The first day of the Raja Sankranti festival is known as Pahili Sankranti, the second day is Raja and third day is Basi Raja.

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday June 19, 2023
    School holidays :

    Chariot festival

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    Tuesday June 20, 2023
    Hinduism : Ratha Yatra, Rathajatra or Chariot festival is any public procession in a chariot. The term particularly refers to the annual Rathayatra in Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal and other East Indian states, particularly the Odia festival that involve a public procession with a chariot with deities Jagannath (Vishnu avatar), Balabhadra (his brother), Subhadra (his sister) and Sudarshana Chakra (his weapon) on a ratha, a wooden deula-shaped chariot. It attracts over a million Hindu pilgrims who join the procession each year. [Wikipedia]

    Kang (Rathajatra)

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    Tuesday June 20, 2023
    Hinduism :

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday June 29, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of India

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    Saturday July 1, 2023
    Banks only :

    Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)

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    Saturday July 29, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : The first day of the year is observed on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. The first Islamic year beginning in 610 AD during which the emigration of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina, known as the Hijra

    Shaheed Udham Singh martyrdom

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    Monday July 31, 2023
    Culture : (December 26, 1899 – July 31, 1940) was an Indian independence activist, best known for assassinating Michael O'Dwyer in March 1940 in what has been described as an avenging of the Jallianwalla Bagh Massacre. Udham Singh Kamboj changed his name to Mohammad Singh Azad, symbolizing the unification of the three major religions of India: Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism. Singh is considered one of the best-known revolutionaries of the Indian independence struggle.