Of course, most of the festivals are religious in nature. The most popular is the yearly Chariot Festival or the RathYatraof the Jagannath Temple. Puri receives its maximum footprint during the festival, to be a part of the festivals main activity which involves pulling the Lord’s chariot. This commemoration take place in July.
There is some or the other festivity happening in one of the temples almost daily, but there are twelve most noteworthy ones –The Snana Yatra, a bathing festival celebrated on a full moon day, Uttarayan that indicated the semantic of the northward movement of the Earth on the celestial sphere, the Dola Yatra which is also popular as holi in the rest of India, Sri Hari Sayan, Utthapan Yatra and the rest.