Nuakhai Festival 2023

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The Nuakhai festival was celebrated on September 20, 2023.

An Overview of the News

  • Nuakhai festival is traditionally celebrated on the next day of Ganesh Chaturthi.

  • Nuakhai is celebrated throughout the state of Odisha.

  • This festival holds special significance in western Odisha and neighboring areas like Simdega of Jharkhand.

Origin of the word Nuakhai:

  • The word 'Nuakhai' is taken from the Oriya language.

  • 'Nua' means new, and 'khai' means food.

  • This festival marks the celebration of the new rice harvest, symbolizing the possession of new rice in the granary.

About Odisha

  • Formation - 1 April 1936

  • Capital - Bhubaneswar

  • Governor - Ganeshi Lal

  • Chief Minister - Naveen Patnaik

  • Rajya Sabha - 10 seats

  • Lok Sabha - 21 seats

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