Bakula Amavasya (Vakula Amavasya) is observed on Paush Amavasya, the No Moon in Paush Month in Odisha. In 2017, Bakula Amavasya date is December 18.
Bakula Amavasya is dedicated to farmers. Farming communities worship all Gods and special recipes are prepared. Bakula Lagi means offering mango flower to lord of temples in Odisha. One special puja is offered to Lord Jagannath on this day of Bakula Amabashya.
As this festival is dedicated to Mango Trees, farmers worship the mango tree. Special Naivedyam prepared with mango leaves, and other related food of mangoes are offered for best mango season ahead in coming year.