The List of Dry Days in India: No Alcohol Allowed

If you are a consumer of alcohol, chances are that you already know what a ‘dry day’ is. For those who don’t, a dry day is one in which the sale of alcohol is banned by the state or Centre, depending on the nature of the holiday. Thus, sales of alcohol do not take place in bars, pubs, restaurants, etc. Keeping a tab of the dry days in India for the year can help you plan your parties without encountering any hassles. 3 days that are dry days every year are Republic Day (January 26th), Independence Day (August 15th), and Gandhi Jayanti (October 2nd). Election days are also observed as dry days.

A list of the dry days in India in 2023:

January 14 (Saturday): Makar Sankranti

January 26 (Thursday): Republic Day

January 30 (Monday): Mahatma Gandhi’s Death Anniversary

February 15 (Wednesday): Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti

February 18 (Saturday): Mahashivratri

February 19 (Sunday): Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti

March 8 (Wednesday): Holi

March 30 (Thursday): Ram Navami

April 4 (Tuesday): Mahavir Jayanti

April 7 (Friday): Good Friday

April 14 (Friday): Ambedkar Jayanti

April 22 (Saturday): Eid ul-Fitr

May 1 (Monday): Maharashtra Day

June 29 (Thursday): Ashadi Ekadashi

July 3 (Monday): Guru Purnima

July 29 (Saturday): Muharram

August 15 (Tuesday): Independence Day

September 6 (Wednesday): Janmashtami

September 19 (Tuesday): Ganesh Chathurthi

September 28 (Thursday): Anant Chaturdashi & Eid-e-Milad

October 2 (Monday) Gandhi Jayanti

October 8 (Sunday): Prohibition Week (Maharashtra)

October 24 (Tuesday): Dussehra

October 28 (Saturday): Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti

November 12 (Sunday): Diwali

November 23 (Thursday): Kartiki Ekadashi

November 27 (Monday): Guru Nanak Jayanti

December 25 (Monday): Christmas

This list covers the presently prescribed dry days of the year for the whole country. There may be slight variations depending on the states and unforeseen circumstances. Keep these in mind before planning parties wherein alcohol may be required.


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