In February, the government of Odisha has declared holidays on February 9, the second week of Saturday as Bank Holiday and on February 23, the fourth week of Saturday as Bank Holiday.
|Date & Month||Day||Holiday|
|February 9||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|February 10||Sunday||Vasant Panchami|
|February 23||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|Month Wise Bank Holiday in Odisha|
All the banks including Karur Vysya Bank, Jammu & Kashmir Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce and Punjab and Sind Bank will remain closed on the bank holidays.
Makar Mela: Makar Mela is one of the important festivals which is associated with Sun god.The festival is celebrated to mark the entry of the sun into Capricorn zodiac sign. During the Makar Mela, many people offer prayers and food to the Sun god and pray for a healthy and prosperous life. The timing of the festival coincides with the harvesting of crops which includes sugarcane, paddy and so on. Farmers also celebrate the festival with great zeal and pomp.