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Dry Days in 2018. No Alcohol Days in Delhi Mumbai in 2018 India

Dry Days in 2018. No Alcohol Days in Delhi Mumbai in 2018 India

Dry Days in 2018. Days on which no Liquor will be Sold by Retail Outlets, Hotel Chains and Restaurants in Delhi, Mumbai, NCR and other Cities in 2018 India

 

Dry Days in 2018 in India

What is a Dry Day?:- When Alcohol Sale / Serving is Ban. There are 3 Types of Dry Days

National Dry Day (^^)Where both Sale of Alcohol by Wine Shops / Liquor Shops/ Serving and /or Sale or Serving of Alcohol by Pubs, Hotels, Restaurants in all forms is Prohibited in all Cities / States of India. India has 3 National Dry Days :- Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti

Other Dry Day: But - other than these 3 National Dry Days on other dry days - Sale of Alcohol is banned and thus Liquor Shops are closed, but Hotels, Bars and Restaurants can serve in Alcohol within there premises (unless a Notification came from State Excise department came in for Stopping sale of Alcohol)

State Level Dry Day: Apart from it - Sale of Alcohol / Serving of Alcohol by Pubs. Hotels, Restaurants will also be banned on State Election Day if any in respective States

 

List of Dry Days in 2018

Below is the list of Dry Days in 2018

2018 Dry Days Occasion (Reason for Dry Day)
14th January Makar Sakranti - in some cities
26th January ^^ Republic Day
30th January Martyr Day as Assassination of Father of Nation - MK Gandhi (in 3 States - Maharashtra, Kerala, Rajasthan and 1 UT - Andaman & Nicobar Island)
31st January Guru Ravidas Jayanti (Dry Day in Delhi)
10th February Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
13th February Maha Shivratri
19th February Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti (in Maharashtra)
2nd March Holi
25th March Ram Navami
29th March Mahavir Jayanti
30th March Good Friday
14th April Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti
29th May Buddha Purnima 
1st May Maharashtra Day (For Mumbai, Pune and Cities in Maharashtra)
14th June / 15th June Idu'l Fitr  
23rd July Ashadi Ekadashi (Only in Maharashtra - Mumbai, Pune and other Cities)
27th July Guru Purnima
9th August Sawan Shivratri (in Some Cities)
15th August ^^ Independence Day
26th August Rakhi (in some Cities)
15th August Independence Day
21st August / 22nd August Bakrid
2nd September Janamashtami
12th September Ganesh Chaturthi (in Select States / UTs)
23rd September Ganesh Visarjan (Mumbai: Maharashtra)
2nd October ^^ Mahatami Gandhi Birthday
8th October Prohibition Week - Mumbai, Pune Thane (Maharashtra)
9th October Muharram
19th October Dussehra
24th October Valmiki Jayanti
7th November Diwali
19th November Kartiki Ekadashi
20th November / 21st November Id-e-Milad
23rd November Guru Nanak Jayanti
24th November Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur
25th December Christmas

Disclaimer - List might not be comprehensive

Except 26th January, 15th August and 2nd October and Elections as Dry Day in which Alcohol Sale is ban through Retail Shops, Bars and Hotels, but in most of the other dry Days Restaurants, Hotels and Bars are Open can serve in Beer, Whisky etc. May check with Nearby Bar on same.

  

Legal Age of Drinking in India

Surprisingly - Legal Drinking Age Varies in States in India. While Drinking Alcohol is allowed from age of 18 yrs in Goa - same is permitted from age of 25 in Delhi. While - as per Law in Maharashtra (Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur etc) - for alcohol consumption - a person should carry a liquor license obtained from Civil Hospital in Maharashtra.

» Age of 18 - Sikkim, UP, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Pondicherry

» Age of 25 - Punjab, Meghalaya, Haryana, Maharashtra, Union Territory - Delhi, Chandigarh

» Age of 21 - Rest all other States, Only Beer in Maharashtra

Alcohol Banned in - Andaman & Nicobar Island, Gujarat, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Mizoram

 

Drinking & Driving Offence

Drunken Driving is a Serious Offence in which Court Challan Provision along with Impoundment of Vehicle is Provision is there. Repeat Offense will be Rs. 5000 Fine + upto 2 yrs Imprisonment. Apart from Fine - Its Risky for Self Own Life to do drunken driving

Offence is applicable for any person under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving found to have an BAC - Blood alcohol Content level exceeding 30 mg per 100 ml of blood detected by a breath analyzer

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Comments 13

Guest - Sajid on Tuesday, 11 October 2016 04:21

Opinion...

State must have a Alcohol Ban or No Alcohol Ban...
Concept of Dry Day itself should be Ban...
Any way peoples purchase Alcohol in advance or they purchase in black if they forget to stock on Dry Day....
What is the meaning to keep Dry Day in india while major peoples drink on this day...

Opinion... State must have a Alcohol Ban or No Alcohol Ban... Concept of Dry Day itself should be Ban... Any way peoples purchase Alcohol in advance or they purchase in black if they forget to stock on Dry Day.... What is the meaning to keep Dry Day in india while major peoples drink on this day...
Guest - Bhupi on Tuesday, 30 January 2018 20:43

Truth

Truth
Guest - RAJU on Tuesday, 12 April 2016 12:14

next dry day 14 15 april 16

next dry day 14 15 april 16
Guest - Anshuman kislay on Monday, 25 January 2016 01:17

hii can u please tell me will wines be available in the shops on 26 January 2016 in Delhi.

hii can u please tell me will wines be available in the shops on 26 January 2016 in Delhi.
Guest - Dhruti on Tuesday, 19 January 2016 06:20

Hi Gagan

Can you please tell me if its a dry day on 30th Jan in Pune??

Hi Gagan Can you please tell me if its a dry day on 30th Jan in Pune??
Guest - Ravi on Monday, 06 April 2015 14:18

Hi Gagan ,
Can you tell me , will Five star hotels able to serve you alcohol on dry day ?? i am planning to have a function on May 1 in Mumbai

Hi Gagan , Can you tell me , will Five star hotels able to serve you alcohol on dry day ?? i am planning to have a function on May 1 in Mumbai
Guest - anu on Friday, 06 March 2015 11:29

;) dray day 6 march

;) dray day 6 march
Guest - V on Thursday, 05 February 2015 13:32

Hi gagan .. Could you please help me understand the serving restrictions at private functions on these days say the 6th night .. And if it is possible then where ..in delhi ncr ...

Hi gagan .. Could you please help me understand the serving restrictions at private functions on these days say the 6th night .. And if it is possible then where ..in delhi ncr ...
Gagan Modi on Thursday, 05 February 2015 16:14

@ V
Highlighting the Election Commission Notification during Polling :-
> No Liquor should be given or distributed at a hotel, eating house, tavern, shop or any other place, public or private, within polling area, during 48 hrs Period
> No liquor shops, hotels, restaurants, clubs and other. establishments selling/serving liquor, shall be permitted to sell/serve liquor to anyone whosoever, on the aforesaid days.

@ V Highlighting the Election Commission Notification during Polling :- > [b]No Liquor should be given or distributed[/b] at a hotel, eating house, tavern, shop or any other place, [b]public or private, within polling area[/b], during 48 hrs Period > No liquor shops, hotels, restaurants, clubs and other. establishments selling/serving liquor, shall be permitted to sell/serve liquor to anyone whosoever, on the aforesaid days.
Guest - Jayesh Patel on Friday, 30 January 2015 15:52

today is the dry day in Maharashtra

today is the dry day in Maharashtra
Guest - Mr Booze on Friday, 30 January 2015 22:38

M at a bar... N they told me its dry day. WTF!

M at a bar... N they told me its dry day. WTF!
Guest - himanshu on Tuesday, 13 January 2015 21:08

Hi Gagan.. Could you please help me out here.. Can you please confirm the dry days for this year's Delhi elections to be held on 7th Feb?? also, are the dry days applicable in Noida & Gurgaon also?? And are the dry days 2 days before the election day?

Hi Gagan.. Could you please help me out here.. Can you please confirm the dry days for this year's Delhi elections to be held on 7th Feb?? also, are the dry days applicable in Noida & Gurgaon also?? And are the dry days 2 days before the election day?
Gagan Modi on Wednesday, 14 January 2015 10:09

@ Himanshu

Considering precedence for last election
Yes - Dry days will be there in NCR Territory too in closer by cities of adjoining states - UP, Haryana, Rajasthan
Also - yes Dry Days are expected to be from evening of 5th February and expected to continue till 7th February late evening in Delhi - it lasts for 48 hrs

Also - day on which counting will be done will also be marked dry day.

@ Himanshu Considering precedence for last election Yes - Dry days will be there in NCR Territory too in closer by cities of adjoining states - UP, Haryana, Rajasthan Also - yes Dry Days are expected to be from evening of 5th February and expected to continue till 7th February late evening in Delhi - it lasts for 48 hrs Also - day on which counting will be done will also be marked dry day.
Guest
Friday, 23 February 2018

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