About Pana Sankranti : Pana Sankranti , also known as Mesha Sankranti, is a holiday celebrated as the Odia New Year.
This day marks the beginning of the New Year in the traditional Odia calendar. On this day, the sun enters the sidereal Aries or Mesha Rashi. It generally falls on the 14th or 15 April during spring when summer is approaching. The date is calculated according to sidereal and tropical astrology. Also the day is important to farming and agriculture in these places.
Maha Vishuva Sankranti is similar to the New Year festivals observed elsewhere in India, such as Vaisakhi (Punjab region), Bihu (Assam), Maithili New Year, Naba Barsha or Pohela Boishakh (Bengal), Bisu Parba (Tulu Nadu), Vishu (Kerala) and Puthandu (Tamil Nadu).source:wikipedia
Here is the date of Odia New Year & Pana Sankranti :
|Name of Festivals||Days||Date of Festivals|
|Odia New Year & Pana Sankranti||Friday||14 April 2017|