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13 most important festivals are celebrated in 12 months of the year, and many other festivals are also celebrated in Odisha with happiness. People called Odisha the land of festivals. Chandan Yatra, Ratha Yatra (Cart Festival of Lord Jagannath), Durga Puja, Ganesh Puja, Raja Sankranti, Kumara Purnima etc. In Ratha Yatra millions of people from various countries come to participate and to see lord Jagannath on chariot. Tourist mostly foreign countries tourist love to participate in Odisha Festivals, so that during festival seasons like at the time of Ratha Yatra thousands of tourist from various foreign countries come to Odisha.

Apart from popular festivals in Odisha, these are many other regional festivals and tribal festivals are celebrated by Odia people at different regions, as example in Sambalpur (a district of Odisha) NuaKhai parab is very popular, and many other festivals are celebrated at different villages of Odisha. Tourist most of the time demand to include festivals tour in their tour packages, so Odisha Tourism created special Odisha Festivals Tour Packages for tourist.

Religious Festivals

Durga-Puja

Major Religious Festivals

Mahashiva Ratri, Durga Puja, Ganesha Chaturthi, Lakshmi Puja, Deepavali, Dusserah, Dola Purnima (Holi).

Minor Religious Festivals

Akshyaya Trutiya, Gahma Purnima, Makara Sankranti, Ashokashtami, Nuakhai, Basanta Panchami, Hingula Yatra, Prathamastami, Baseli Puja, Janmastami, Raja Sankranti, Chaitra Parba, Kartika Purnima, Rama Navami, Khudurukuni Osa, Savitri Brata, Dhanu Yatra, Kumar Purnima, Shamba Dasami, Sital Shashti, Magha Saptami, Visuva Samkranti, Viswakarma Puja.

Special Festivals

konark-festival

Major Special Festivals

Konark Festival, Kalinga Mahotsav, Raja Rani Music Festival, Shreekstra Utsav, Ekamra Utsav, Puri Beach Festival, Mukteswar Dance Festival, Toshali National Carfts Mela,

Minor Special Festivals

Dhauli Mahotsav, Folk Dance Festival, Khandagiri Festival, Konark Dance & Music Festival, Parab Festival

Jagannath Temple Festivals

rath-yatra-puri

Major Jagannath Temple Festivals

Rath Yatra, Chandan Yatra, Devasnana Purnima.

Minor Jagannath Temple Festivals

Basanta Panchami, Chitou Amavasya, Nava Kalebara.

Tribal Festivals

Karama-Festival

Major Tribal Festivals

Chaita Parva, Karama Festival, Bali Jatra.

Minor Tribal Festivals

Sume-Gelirak, Bija Pandu, Kedu Festival, Maghe Parab.

Fairs & Exhibitions

bali-yatra-cuttack

Major Fairs & Exibitions

Bali Yatra

Minor Fairs & Exibitions

Magha Mela, Taratarini Mela, Joranda Mela, Makar Mela, Adivasi Mela