What is a Dry day? It is the day when the sale of Alcohol is not legalized. There are three National Holidays in India i.e. Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti when alcohol is not permitted to be sold. These are fixed dry days.
Bihar, Gujarat, Nagaland, and Lakshadweep are the states where the consumption of alcohol is prohibited. However, Alcohol is banned in the following states and UTs such as Andaman & Nicobar Island, Gujarat, Lakshadweep, Manipur and Mizoram. It is noted that there is also a partial ban on alcohol in some districts of Manipur.
Check Here List of Public Holidays in India 2018
Here is the list of dry days in India 2018 from January to December. This list also refers the dry days in Delhi and dry days in Mumbai.
January 14: Makar Sankranti
January 21: Guru Ravidas Jayanti (in Delhi)
January 26: Republic Day
January 30: Death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi (in Maharashtra, Kerala, Rajasthan and 1 UT – Andaman & Nicobar Island)
February 10: Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
February 13: Maha Shivratri
March 2: Holi
March 4: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti (in Maharashtra)
March 25: Ram Navami
March 29: Mahavir Jayanti
March 30: Good Friday, Dr Ambedkar Jayanti
April 30: Buddha Purnima
May 1: Maharashtra Day (in Maharashtra)
June 14 and 15: Eid Ul Fitr
July 23: Ashadi Ekadashi (in Maharashtra)
July 27: Guru Purnima
August 15: Independence Day
August 21: Bakrid
August 26: Raksha Bandhan (in select cities)
September 2: Janmashtami
September 13: Ganesh Chaturthi (in select states/UTs)
September 21: Muharram
September 23: Ganesh Visarjan (in Maharashtra)
October 2: Mahatma Jayanti
October 8: Prohibition Week (in Maharashtra)
October 19: Dussehra
October 24: Valmiki Jayanti
November 7: Diwali
November 21: Id-e-Milad
November 23: Guru Nanak Jayanti
November 24: Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur
December 25: Christmas, Guru Purab
According to the Alcohol Laws of India, there are several dry days in India and many of them are state-specific. Drinking alcohol is lowered upon in India and to discourage drinking on religious days and other important national days, shops and bars are prohibited from selling and serving alcohol to the customers. In some Indian states, the legal drinking age can be different for different types of alcoholic beverage.
At the age of 18 - Sikkim, UP, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Pondicherry
At the age of 25 - Punjab, Meghalaya, Haryana, Maharashtra, Union Territory - Delhi, Chandigarh
At the age of 21 - In other States of India
Before planning a party or going out, just check out the dry days in India 2018. By the way, you can buy alcohol and stock up before the dry days.