Odia Festivals in 2023: Odia festivals are the soul of Odia culture and traditions. Some odia festivals are an integral part of the state of Odisha. Some festivals like Raja, Dola Purnima, and Ratha yatra are displayed the odia culture and tradition to the world.
In this Post, we are going to provide all odia festivals list and their date. All the information in this post is collected from the Kohinoor Odia Calendar 2023.
Odia Festivals in 2023
Odia festivals are an important part of the culture and tradition of the state of Odisha. Here are some important Odia Festivals:
|Odia Festival Name||Date||Days|
|Republic Day/Basanta Panchami Date||26 January||Thursday|
|Maha Shivaratri Date||18 February||Saturday|
|Dola Purnima||7th March||Tuesday|
|Rama Navami||30th March||Thursday|
|Utkal Divas||1st April||Saturday|
|Good Friday||7th April||Friday|
|Maha Bishuba Sankranti/ Pana Sankranti/Odia New Year & Ambedkar Jayanti||14th April||Friday|
|Buddha Purnima/ Birthday of Pandit Raghunath Murmu||5th May||Friday|
|Sabitri Amavasya||19th May||Friday|
|Pahili Raja||14 June||Wednesday|
|Raja Sankranti||15 June||Thursday|
|Ratha Yatra||20 June||Tuesday|
|Independence Day||15th August||Tuesday|
|Jhulana Purnima||30th August||Wednesday|
|Ganesh Puja||19th September||Tuesday|
|Muhammud Jayanti||29th September||Friday|
|Gandhi & Sastri Jayanti||02nd October||Monday|
|Maha Saptami||21 October||Saturday|
|Maha Navami||23 October||Monday|
|Vijaya Dashami||24 October||Tuesday|
|Rasa Purnima / Kartika Purnima||27 November||Monday|
Makar Sankranti Date In Odisha :
Makar Sankranti is one of the most important Odia Festival, Which is celebrated every year on the 14 January. In Odisha, Makra Sankranti is also known as Pausha ( ପୌଷ) Sankranti. People Celebrate this Festival by flying kites and preparing Makra Chaula (holy rice). in this festival people also exchange Makara Chawla and visit temples to offer their prayers to the sun god, Surya.
Tribeni Ambasya Date In Odisha :
This year Tribeni Ambasya falls on 21 January. This festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm by Odias.
Saraswati Puja Date In Odisha :
This year on 26 January Sarswati Puja Going to be celebrated in Odisha.
Dola Purnima Date in Odisha :
This year Dola Purnima in Odisha is going to be Celebrated on 07th March Tuesday. Dola Purnima in Odisha is the major festival in the Yadav community. Odisha people worship cows, cattle, and buluck in this festival. The festival is believed to mark the day when Lord Krishna defeated the demon king Hiranyakashipu, So most of the Odias worship the deity lord Krishna on this day. Dola Purnima is the full moon day especially falls on the odia month Phalguna, Which usually falls in the month of March.
Holi Date in Odisha :
Holi the color festival of India is also celebrated in Odisha. This year Holi falls on 08th March Wednesday. On this day, people play with colors, throw water balloons at each other, and dance to the beats of traditional music. This festival is also known as the festival of brotherhood. Each and every religious Odias celebrates this festival with one bond and enthusiasm.
Odia New Year Date/ Maha Bishuba Sankranti/ Pana Sankranti :
Maha Bishuba Sankranti or Pana Sankranti is known as the Odia New Year. This year Odia New Year or Pana Sankranti falls on 14 April Friday. On this day Odias celebrate their new year by making Pana and worshiping the deity Lord Jagannath. It is a spring festival that is celebrated on the first day of the Odia Calendar month of Baisakh, which usually falls in the month of April. From this day summer season also started in India.