Orissa being a land of ancient and sacred temples, and a state where three religions flourished, is thronged by pilgrims throughout the year. There are a large number of fairs and festivals celebrated in the state. There are festivals relating to each religion, tribal festivals, festivals relating to Lord Jagannath, the presiding deity of the Puri Temple, and many seasonal exhibitions and fairs as well as special festivals such as the Konark Festival, the Rajarani Music Festival, the Puri Beach Festival etc..
Religious Festivals Major Religious Festivals:
Mahashiva Ratri, Durga Puja, Ganesha Chaturthi, Lakshmi Puja, Deepavali, Dusserah, Dola Purnima (Holi),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.Jagannath Temple Festivals Major Jagannath Temple Festivals:
Rath Yatra, Chandan Yatra, Devasnana Purnima, Basanta Panchami, Chitou Amavasya, Nava Kalebara.Special festivals Major Special Festivals: Puri Beach Festival, Konark Festival, Kalinga Mahotsav, Raja Rani Music Festival, Shreekstra Utsav, Ekamra Utsav,
Dhauli Mahatsova, Folk Dance Festival, Khandagiri Festival, Konark Dance & Music Festival, Parab Festival
Tribal Festivals Major Tribal Festivals: Chaita Parva, Karama Festival, Bali Jatra, Sume-Gelirak, Bija Pandu, Kedu Festival, Maghe Parab
Fairs & Exhibitions Major Fairs & Exibitions: Bali Yatra, Magha Mela, Taratarini Mela, Joranda Mela, Makar Mela