The list of government holidays in Orissa state for the year 2015 is mentioned below. Some of the holidays are
declared by central government holidays and some of the holidays are declared by state government. Every year, republic day,
Independence day and Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday (gandhi jayanti) are nationally observed as holiday. The general public
holiday in India is based on religion and regional basis. The dates mentioned below are the central government declared
holidays, during the days all government offices will be closed nationwide. The muslim festivals holidays including Milad-un
-Nabi, Ramzan, Muharram and Bakrid date will be changed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon. The
Christians festival holidays including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day are also declared as holiday.
|Wednesday||January 1||Newyears day||Andra Pradesh,Manipur,megalaya|
|Tuesday||January 14||Miladud-nabi||Birthday of Prophet Muhammad|
|Wednesday||January 15||Thiruvalluvar day||Tamilnadu, puducherry only|
|Monday||March 31||Telungu Newyear||Tamilnadu, puducherry|
|Tuesday||April 1||Fool’s day|
|Sunday||April 13||Mahaveer jayanthi||important religious holiday.|
|Monday||April 14||Ambedkarjayanthi||Birthday of ambedkar|
|Monday||April 14||Tamil newyear||tamilnadu state only|
|Friday||April 18||Good Friday||religious holiday|
|Thursday||May 1||Mayday||All over india|
|Monday||July 28||Idul-fitr||Celebrate except goa|
|Friday||August 15||Independence day|
|Sunday||August 17||Jan mashtami||birthday of lord Krishna|
|Friday||August 29||Ganesh chathurthi||Andrapradesh, goa|
|Tuesday||September 30||Durga pooja|
|Thursday||October 2||Mahatma Gandhi day||Gandhi jayanthi|
|Thursday||October 2||Ayutha pooja|
|monday||November 3||moharram||Day of ashra|
|friday||November 14||Childrens day|
|thursday||December 25||Christmas day|
2015 Milad-un-Nabi (miladi nabi) date January 14 (04/01/2015)
Mawlid is the observance of the birthday of the Islamic prophet Muhammad which occurs in Rabi’ al-awwal, the third month in
the Islamic calendar.The term Mawlid is also used in some parts of the world, such as Egypt, as a generic term for the
birthday celebrations of other historical religious figures such as Sufi saints.
2015 Thai Pongal date January 14 (14/01/2015)
Tamil puthandu is 1st month and 1st day is a Thai Pongal or Pongal is a harvest festival celebrated in South India at the end
of the harvest season. It is one of the most important festivals celebrated by the Tamils in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu,
the Indian Union Territory of Puducherry and Sri Lanka.
2015 Thiruvalluvar day date January 15 (15/01/2015)
Thiruvalluvar day is a celebrated Tamil poet and philosopher Tiruvalluvar.whose contribution to Tamil literature is the
Thirukkural, a work on ethics. Tiruva??uvar was born in mylapore, Tamil nadu.Thiruvalluvar is thought to have lived sometime
between the 1st century BC and the 8th century AD. This estimate is based on linguistic analysis of his writings, as there is
no archaeological evidence for when he lived.The government of Tamil Nadu celebrates the 15th (16th On Leap Years) of January
as Per Tamil Calendar Thai-2(??-2) Thiruvalluvar Day as part of the Pongal celebrations in his honour.
2015 Republic Day date January 26 (26/01/2015)
It is one of the national holidays in India. In India, Republic Day honours the date on which the Constitution of India came
into force–on 26 January 1950–replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India. The new
constitution, as drafted and approved by the Constituent Assembly of India, was mandated to take effect on 26 January 1950–
and India became a republic.
2015 Mahavir Jayanti date April 13 (13/04/2015)
The holiday occurs either in March or April.In Jainism, Mahavir Jayanti, also known as Mahavir Janma Kalyanak, is the most
important religious holiday. It celebrates the birth of Mahavira, the last Tirthankara. On the Gregorian calendar,
2015 Tamil New Year (Tamil puthandu) date April 14 (14/04/2015)
Tamil Puthandu or better known as Tamil New Year, is the celebration of the first day of the Tamil new year in mid-April 14
by Tamils in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in India, in Sri Lanka and by the Tamil population in Malaysia, Singapore, Réunion and
Mauritius. On this day, Tamil people greet each other by saying “Puthandu Vazthukal”. The festive occasion is in keeping with
the Hindu solar calendar.The government of Tamil Nadu allonced Holiday
2015 Good Friday date April 18 (18/04/2015)
Good Friday is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his
death at Calvary.
2015 Workers Day Date (may dinam) May 01 (01/05/2015)
May Day coincides with International Workers’ Day, and in many countries that celebrate the latter, it may be referred to as
“May Day”.May Day on May 1 is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival and usually a public holiday; it is also a
traditional spring holiday in many cultures.
2015 Independence Day date August 15 (15/08/2015)
Independence Day, observed annually on 15 August, is a national holiday in India commemorating the nation’s independence from
British rule on 15 August 1947.
The Celebration Ceremony of 68th Independence Day of India on 15th August 2015. The Prime Minister of India that day, raised
the Indian national flag above the Lahore Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi.
2015 vinayagar chaturthi (Ganesh chaturthi) date August 29 (29/08/2015)
Ganesha or vinayagar Chaturthi is the Hindu festival celebrated on the birthday (rebirth) of the lord Ganesha (vinayagar),
the son of Shiva and Parvati.hile celebrated all over India, it is most elaborate in Maharashtra, Himachal pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Goa,
Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha and Chhattisgarh. Outside of India it is celebrated world widely in Nepal and by Hindus in
the United States, Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma, Fiji, Trinidad & Tobago, and Guyana.
2015 Gandhi Jayanti date October 02 (02/10/2015)
Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the “Father
of the Nation”.
2015 Ayudha Puja date October 02 (02/10/2015)
The Puja is considered a meaningful custom, which focuses specific attention to one’s profession and its related tools and
connotes that a divine force is working behind it to perform well and for getting the proper reward. The principal Shakti
goddesses worshipped during the Ayudha puja are Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati, apart from various types of equipment; it is
on this occasion when weapons are worshipped by soldiers and tools are revered by artisans.
2015 Vijayadashami date October 03 (03/10/2015)
The most important Hindu festivals celebrated Vijayadashami in various forms, across Nepal, India and Bangladesh.
Vijayadashami also known as Dasara, Dashahara, Dussehra, Dashain in Nepal, Navratri or Durgotsav .
The name Dussehra is derived from Sanskrit Dasha-hara literally means The sun will not rise referring to Lord Suraj’s victory
over the ten headed demon king Ravana. The day also marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the demons Mahishasur. The name
Dussehra is also derived from Sanskrit meaning by Dasha + Ahaha = Dasharahaha = Dasharaha. Ahaha means day. Godess fought
with evils for 9 nights and 10 days. The name Vijayadashami is also derived from the Sanskrit words “Vijaya-dashami”
literally meaning the victory on the dashami. Diwali the festival of lights is celebrated twenty days after Dasara.
2015 Diwali Date October 23 (23/10/2015)
Diwali festival is one of the most important festival celebrated across India. Diwali is celebrated by Hinduism, Jainism, and
Sikhism peoples. During diwali day, people’s wake up before dawn and have an oil bath. All the family members wear new
clothes and pray to god. They distributed sweets with their neighbours, relatives and friends. The children’s are like to
burst the crackers throughout the day.
2015 Muharram Date November 03 (03/11/2015)
Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four sacred months of the year.Since the Islamic
calendar is a lunar calendar, Muharram moves from year to year when compared with the Gregorian calendar.The word “Muharram”
means “Forbidden” and is derived from the word haram, meaning “sinful”.
2015 Children’s day Date November 14 (14/11/2015)
The children’s day is celebrated across the word on different days. In India, Children’s day is celebrated on Pandit
Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday on 14th November and children’s celebrated as day of fun and frolic, a celebration of childhood.
2015 Christmas Date December 25 (25/12/2015)
Christmas is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ and a widely observed holiday, celebrated generally on
December 25 by millions of people around the world.