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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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    Wednesday february 14, 2024Vasant Panchami - Basanta PanchamiHinduism
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    Friday march 1, 2024Chapchar KutEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday march 5, 2024Panchayatiraj DivasSecular holiday
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    Friday march 8, 2024Maha ShivaratriHinduism
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    Monday march 25, 2024Holi / HolikaHinduism
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    Monday march 25, 2024Dola PurnimaHinduism
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    Friday march 29, 2024Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday april 1, 2024National State DaySecular holiday
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    Monday april 1, 2024Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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    Thursday april 11, 2024End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Saturday april 13, 2024Maha Vishub SankrantiHinduism
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    Sunday april 14, 2024Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's Birthday - Maha Visuv SankratiSecular holiday
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    Wednesday april 17, 2024RamanavaniHinduism
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    Sunday april 21, 2024Mahavir JayantiJainism
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    Friday may 3, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday may 23, 2024Buddha PurnimaBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Thursday june 6, 2024Savitri BrataHinduism
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    Friday june 14, 2024RajaSecular holiday
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    Saturday june 15, 2024Pahili SankrantiBanks only
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    Monday june 17, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday june 17, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday july 1, 2024Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of IndiaBanks only
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    Tuesday july 2, 2024Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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    Sunday july 7, 2024Chariot festivalHinduism
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    Sunday july 7, 2024Kang (Rathajatra)Hinduism
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    Wednesday july 17, 2024Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)Muslim, Sufi
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    Wednesday july 31, 2024Shaheed Udham Singh martyrdomEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday august 15, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Monday august 19, 2024Swing FestivalHinduism
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    Monday august 19, 2024Raksha BandhanHinduism
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    Monday august 26, 2024Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Hinduism
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    Tuesday august 27, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Tuesday august 27, 2024Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Hinduism
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    Vasant Panchami - Basanta Panchami

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    Wednesday february 14, 2024
    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 1, 2024
    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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    Tuesday march 5, 2024
    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

    Maha Shivaratri

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    Friday march 8, 2024
    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.

    Holi / Holika

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    Monday march 25, 2024
    Hinduism :

    Dola Purnima

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    Monday march 25, 2024
    Hinduism :

    Good Friday

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    Friday march 29, 2024
    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.

    National State Day

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    Monday april 1, 2024
    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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    Monday april 1, 2024
    Banks only :

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

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    Thursday april 11, 2024
    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.

    Maha Vishub Sankranti

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    Saturday april 13, 2024
    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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    Sunday april 14, 2024
    Secular holiday : This lawyer and politician drafted the constitution of India.

    Ramanavani

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    Wednesday april 17, 2024
    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.

    Mahavir Jayanti

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    Sunday april 21, 2024
    Jainism : Jain festival honoring Lord Mahavira on the founder's birthday.

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday may 3, 2024
    School holidays :

    Buddha Purnima

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    Thursday may 23, 2024
    Buddhism (Theravada) :

    Savitri Brata

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    Thursday june 6, 2024
    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]

    Raja

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    Friday june 14, 2024
    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.

    Pahili Sankranti

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    Saturday june 15, 2024
    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]

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    School holidays :

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

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of India

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    Monday july 1, 2024
    Banks only :

    Banks Inventory Day

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    Tuesday july 2, 2024
    Banks only : Annual Closing of the Royal Bank of India (RBI)

    Chariot festival

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    Sunday july 7, 2024
    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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    Sunday july 7, 2024
    Hinduism :

    Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)

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    Wednesday july 17, 2024
    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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    Wednesday july 31, 2024
    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.

    Independence Day

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
    Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule

    Swing Festival

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    Monday august 19, 2024
    Hinduism : Jhulan Purnima: All devotees wait patiently in a queue to swing Their Lordships. The swing (jhulana) beautified with splendid flower decorations, colorful beads, etc. A special flower rope is used to pull the swing. An arotik is performed after Sri Sri Radha Madhava are seated on the swing, and devotees bring a variety of bhoga to please Their Lordships. Kirtana and bhajans go on for almost two hours, and many visitors join in to pull Their Lordship's swing.

    Raksha Bandhan

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    Monday august 19, 2024
    Hinduism : The annual festival of Raksha Bandhan, which is meant to commemorate the abiding ties between siblings of opposite sex, usually takes place in late August, and is marked by a very simple ceremony in which a woman ties a rakhi — which may be a colorful thread, a simple bracelet, or a decorative string — around the wrist of her brother(s). The word raksha signifies protection, and bandhan is an association signifying an enduring sort of bond; and so, when a woman ties a rakhi around the waist of her brother, she signifies her loving attachment to him. He, likewise, recognizes the special bonds between them, and by extending his wrist forward, he in fact extends the hand of his protection over her.

    Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)

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    Monday august 26, 2024
    Hinduism : Hindu celebration of the birthday of Sri Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Krishna. Sweets, fruits and milk products are available in abundance. Sri or Shree: A prefix denoting auspiciousness

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday august 27, 2024
    School holidays :

    Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)

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    Tuesday august 27, 2024
    Hinduism : Hindu celebration of the birthday of Sri Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Krishna. Sweets, fruits and milk products are available in abundance. Sri or Shree: A prefix denoting auspiciousness