In December, the Odisha government has announced holidays on the following days. December 14, the second week of Saturday as Bank Holiday; December 25, on account of Christmas and December 28, the fourth week of Saturday as Bank Holiday.
|Date & Month||Day||Holiday|
|December 14||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|December 25||Wednesday||Christmas Day|
|December 28||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|Month Wise Bank Holiday in Odisha|
All the banks in Odisha will remain closed on the above mentioned days.The banks will not perform the usual functioning on these days. All the banks including Vijaya Bank, ICICI Bank, Citi Bank and HDFC Bank will remain closed on the bank holidays.
Christmas: It is a Christian festival. It is an annual festival. It is a religious and cultural festival celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervour. The festival is celebrated to honour the birth of Jesus Christ started before two millennia years by the people who follow Christian faith. Today the Christmas festival is a time for family and friends get together to exchange sweets, food and gifts. Many churches will be decked up with elaborate decorations well ahead of the festivity.
People throng the churches on the Christmas Eve to participate in the special prayer sessions which will be held in Most Holy Rosary Cathedral before midnight. Special food including Rose Cookies, Roast Turkey, Plum Cakes, Chicken Biryani, Tamales, Pavo, Sponge Cake and other delicacies will be prepared for the day.