5 Festivals Only Celebrated in Odisha


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4. Nuakhai: The western region of the state comprising Sambalpur, Bargad and Jharsuguda celebrate this festival in which a good harvest is welcomed. Delicacies are made in home and this time functions as a great get-together time among families. It falls a day after the Ganesh Chaturthi. During Nuakhai, people greet each other with the words “NuakhaiJuhar” and celebrate together, which is known as “NuakhaiBhetghat”.