Festival and Events

Bhubaneswar Adivasi Mela on Jan 26

The annual tribal fair, Adivasi Mela, organized by the government of Odisha, is scheduled to be held on January 26. The event, which was held at the Adivasi Ground at Unit-1, will now be organised at the Idco Exhibition Ground at Unit-3 citing smooth traffic management and better parking facilities. The mela is gaining much attention as the localites are unhappy about the change in venue.

The fair is considered as the oldest and the most colourful festival of tribal people where all the 62 tribes people including 13 PTGs, come over to the exhibition ground and spread out their ethnic mosaic. The event, to be held from 2 pm till 9 pm, will begin on the Republic Day and conclude on February 9. The fifteen-day fair will showcase tribal market, tribal food court, tribal agricultural produces and forest produces at an Adivasi village set up on the exhibition ground.