In September, the Odisha government has announced holidays on the following days. September 2, on account of Ganesh Puja; September 3, on account of Nuakhai; September 10, on account of Muharram; September 14, the second week of Saturday as Bank Holiday; September 28, the fourth week of Saturday as Bank Holiday.
|Date & Month||Day||Holiday|
|September 2||Monday||Ganesh Chaturthi|
|September 14||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|September 28||Saturday||Mahalaya Amavasye|
|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 ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, American Express Bank, Bank of Baroda will remain closed on the bank holidays.
Ganesh Puja: It is a Hindu festival. The festival falls on the fourth day of the bright fortnight during the Hindu month of Bhadrapada. It marks the birth of Lord Ganesha, son of Goddess Parvathi. The festival is marked with the installation of Ganesha idols in homes, or in public places or in elaborate pandals. Lord Ganesha, is the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. Many preschoolers are often taught to write on this day. Special delicacies will be prepared and offered to Lord Ganesha on this day.
Nuakhai: It is an agricultural festival observed by the people of Western Odisha. It is observed as a new rice season. It is generally observed on the Panchami Tithi of the lunar fortnight during the Hindu month of Bhadrapada. The word ‘Nua’ means new and ‘Khai’ stands for food. The festival is celebrated after the Ganesha Chaturthi festival. The festival is celebrated at a particular time of the day – lagan. Arsaa Pithaa will be prepared on this day.