Bank holidays in Odisha includes festivals, national and state-specific apart from the mandatory holidays on the second and fourth Saturdays. Read on to find out about the list of Odisha Bank Holidays in 2022 when banking transactions are unavailable at the bank branches.
Banks, be it the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) or the commercial banks, remain closed for business on holidays that are related to festivals, national or unique to the state of Odisha and during the mandatory bank holidays. However, in the age of digital transactions, banks have enabled several banking transactions online such as transfer of funds.
Below is day, date and name of holidays observed by banks in Odisha during the calendar year 2022:
|Saturday||08 January||Second Saturday|
|Saturday||22 January||Fourth Saturday|
|Sunday||23 January||Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Jayanti|
|Wednesday||26 January||Republic Day|
|Saturday||05 February||Vasant Panchami|
|Saturday||12 February||Second Saturday|
|Saturday||26 February||Fourth Saturday|
|Tuesday||01 March||Maha Shivaratri|
|Saturday||05 March||Panchayatiraj Divas|
|Saturday||12 March||Second Saturday|
|Saturday||26 March||Fourth Saturday|
|Friday||01 April||Odisha Day & Annual Closing of Bank Accounts|
|Saturday||09 April||Second Saturday|
|Sunday||10 April||Ram Navami|
|Thursday||14 April||Maha Vishuba Sankranti & Dr Ambedkar Jayanti|
|Friday||15 April||Good Friday|
|Saturday||23 April||Fourth Saturday|
|Saturday||14 May||Second Saturday|
|Saturday||28 May||Fourth Saturday|
|Saturday||11 June||Second Saturday|
|Tuesday||14 June||Pahili Raja|
|Wednesday||15 June||Raja Sankranti|
|Saturday||25 June||Fourth Saturday|
|Friday||01 July||Ratha Yathra|
|Saturday||09 July||Second Saturday|
|Sunday||10 July||Bakrid / Eid al Adha|
|Saturday||23 July||Fourth Saturday|
|Friday||12 August||Jhulan Purnima|
|Saturday||13 August||Second Saturday|
|Monday||15 August||Independence Day|
|Saturday||27 August||Fourth Saturday|
|Wednesday||31 August||Ganesh Chaturthi|
|Saturday||10 September||Second Saturday|
|Saturday||24 September||Fourth Saturday|
|Sunday||25 September||Mahalaya Amavasye|
|Sunday||02 October||Gandhi Jayanti|
|Monday||03 October||Maha Ashtami|
|Tuesday||04 October||Maha Navami|
|Wednesday||05 October||Vijaya Dashami|
|Saturday||08 October||Second Saturday|
|Saturday||22 October||Fourth Saturday|
|Monday||24 October||Lakshmi Puja|
|Tuesday||08 November||Karthika Purnima|
|Saturday||12 November||Second Saturday|
|Saturday||26 November||Fourth Saturday|
|Saturday||10 December||Second Saturday|
|Saturday||24 December||Fourth Saturday|
Note: The list of Odisha bank holidays is applicable across the state including the cities listed below:
Also, read: India Bank Holidays List 2022
Planning a holiday to Odisha alongside public and bank holidays will offer you the freedom to visit places and spend quality time with friends or family. Below are some of the popular places in Odisha that you should visit:
Konark: Among the famous tourist attractions in India is the 13th century Konark Sun Temple. The massive chariot shaped temple with the twelve pair of giant wheels drawn by seven horses, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is breathtaking for its Kalinga style architecture. You can also visit the beaches and archaeological museum.
Puri: The city is popular for its beaches and ancient temples. You can also visit the bird sanctuary, the Chilika lake and the Gundicha Ghar Temple when you visit Puri. The famous Jagannath Temple is a must for a devout Hindu.
Bhubaneshwar: The capital of Odisha, Bhubaneshwar is popular for its temples which are more than 700 in number. Temples such as Rajarani, Lingaraj, or the Parasurameshwar are some of the must-visit places when you are in Bhubaneshwar.
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