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Dry Day in India 2018 – List of Dry Days in Delhi and Mumbai

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.

 
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Dry Day 2018: January

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)

 

Dry Day 2018: February

February 10: Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti

February 13: Maha Shivratri

 

Dry Day 2018: March

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

 

Dry Day 2018: April

April 30: Buddha Purnima

 

Dry Day 2018: May

May 1: Maharashtra Day (in Maharashtra)

 

Dry Day 2018: June

June 14 and 15: Eid Ul Fitr

 

Dry Day 2018: July

July 23: Ashadi Ekadashi (in Maharashtra)

July 27: Guru Purnima

 

Dry Day 2018: August

August 15: Independence Day

August 21: Bakrid

August 26: Raksha Bandhan (in select cities)

 

Dry Day 2018: September

September 2: Janmashtami

September 13: Ganesh Chaturthi (in select states/UTs)

September 21: Muharram

September 23: Ganesh Visarjan (in Maharashtra)

 

Dry Day 2018: October

October 2: Mahatma Jayanti

October 8: Prohibition Week (in Maharashtra)

October 19: Dussehra

October 24: Valmiki Jayanti

 

Dry Day 2018: November

November 7: Diwali

November 21: Id-e-Milad

November 23: Guru Nanak Jayanti

November 24: Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur

 

Dry Day 2018: December

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.

By Govt Rojgaar Team


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