#1. Gandhi Jayanti
Gandhi Jayanti is a national festival celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi). It is celebrated on 2nd October of every year.
#2. Durga Ashtami
Durga Ashtami is also known as Maha Ashtami or Ashtami Puja. It is observerd during Ashtami Tithi of Shukla Paksha and falls in the month of Ashwin during nine days Shardiya Navratri festivities. On this day devotees of Goddess Durga worship Her and observe day long fast.
Dasara also known as Vijayadashami / Dusshera. This festival is celebrated at the end of Navratri every year. Vijayadashami symbolises the end of Durga Puja and this day is celebrated to commemorate the killing of Ravana by Lord Rama.
#4. Kumar Purnima
Kumarotsav is celebrated across Odisha to commemorate Kumara Purnima. Dance and music performances are organised across the state. Odissi recitals, dance performances on popular folk songs (Kumara Punei Janha Lo...) and Dasabatara (ten incarnations of Vishnu), Sambalpuri Dalkhai dance and tales of this Odia festival are depicted on stage.
#5. Gajalaxmi Puja
The festival is especially known for its significance to unmarried girls and boys. Gajalaxmi Puja also known as Kumar Puja is specifically popular in the state of Odisha. The main Deities worshipped on this day are the Sun and the Moon. Unmarried girls take an early morning bath, followed by draping new clothes, ornaments and accessories.